SATCO Wins Ruling in ITC LED Filament Case

BRENTWOOD, NEW YORK: Satco Products, Inc. (“Satco”) is pleased to announce that it won an important ruling rejecting the claims asserted against it by The Regents of the University of California (“The Regents”) before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Following a five-day trial, Administrative Law Judge Clark Cheney issued a Final Initial Determination in Satco’s favor, rejecting the Regents claims based on all four asserted patents: U.S. Patent No. 9,240,529; U.S. Patent No. 9,859,464; U.S. Patent No. 10,593,854; and U.S. Patent No. 10,658,557.

Satco’s lighting products were first accused of infringing The Regents’ “filament LED lighting patents” more than two years ago when Satco’s customers received letters from The Regents’ attorneys in the summer of 2019 as part of what they called a “groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign.” Satco investigated The Regents’ claims and, after concluding they were without merit, took immediate steps to defend itself and its customers. In addition to winning this important ruling in the ITC investigation, Satco previously succeeded in invalidating two of the Regents’ asserted patents in separate inter parte review proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Satco is represented by its long-time counsel, Robert P. Lynn, Jr. of Lynn Gartner Dunne, LLP, and Scott J. Bornstein, Nicholas A. Brown, and Brian J. Prew of Greenberg Traurig, LLP “Satco is thrilled with the ruling and feels vindicated after being forced to defend itself against frivolous allegations by the University of California based on clearly invalid patents. We look forward to pursuing our pending claims against the University for tortious interference in the Eastern District of New York,” Bornstein said. Mr. Brown commented that, “Satco’s total commitment to standing up for itself and its customers has inspired our team from the beginning.”

Satco Products, Inc., established in 1966, is a privately held New York based company that offers a wide variety of lighting products to an international lighting and electrical market, including LED, incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, HID and energy efficient lamps as well as decorative and functional lighting fixtures sold under the NUVO brand. For more information on SATCO, visit www.satco.com.

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