Philips/Signify Loses Major ITC Complaint

July 1 [addtoany]

EXCLUSIVE.  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT.  EdisonReport has received a copy of the ruling against Philips/Signify in its ITC complaint. Key bullet points:

  • Complainants (Philips) failed to show that any accused product satisfies the “Controller” limitation of claims 7 and 8 of the ‘399 patent.
  • Failed to show any Respondents’ accused products is representative of any other accused product.
  • Commission determined to take no position on ID’s findings that Complaints satisfied the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement.

SUMMARY:  Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, by participating respondents Feit Electric Company, Inc. of Pico Rivera, California and Feit Electric Company, Inc. (China) of Xiamen, China (together, “Feit”); Lowe’s Companies, Inc. of Mooresville, North Carolina and L G Sourcing, Inc. of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (together, “Lowe’s”); and Satco Products, Inc. of Brentwood, New York (“Satco”). The Commission has found a violation of section 337 by defaulting respondent MSi Lighting, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida (“MSi Lighting”), and has determined to issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order against that respondent. The investigation is terminated.

Read the complete decision here.