LIGHTNING RELEASES – LAKE FOREST, IL – February 7, 2014 – Neptun Light, Inc., a leading designer, developer, and manufacturer of lighting products, and its founder and inventor Andrzej Bobel announce their victory in a patent infringement lawsuit before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Neptun and Mr. Bobel filed a complaint with the ITC alleging that Satco, MaxLite, and Litetronics imported compact fluorescent reflector lamps (PAR) that infringed U.S. Patent No. 7,053,540 and thus violated Section 337 of the U.S. Tariff Act.
On February 3, 2014 an ITC Administrative Law Judge agreed with Neptun and Mr. Bobel finding that Satco and MaxLite infringed claims 1, 2 and 11 of the ‘540 patent, Litetronics infringed claims 1, 2 and 10 of the ‘540 patent, that the domestic industry requirement had been satisfied, and that the ‘540 patent was held to be fully valid. The ITC Administrative Law Judge found that a violation of Section 337 had occurred.
“This is a great victory for us and for U.S. business,” said Mr. Bobel. “We work very hard on our research and in bringing inventions to the market. We are proud of our ground breaking technology that we use in our products, and having that recognized by the ITC is very satisfying.”
Neptun and Mr. Bobel were represented by The Fuisz-Kundu Group LLP.
The accused products found to infringe included:
Satco’s PAR 38 CFL lamps are identified by SKU S7201, S7202, S7203, S7295, S7422, and S7432; PAR 30 lamps are identified by SKU S7204, S7205, S7206, S7237, and S7294; and PAR 20 lamps are identified by SKU S7207, S7208, S7209, S7238, and S7241.
MaxLite’s PAR products identified by HCR2009WW6, HCR2009WW6, HCR3820WW6, HCR3823WW6, HCR3823WW6-156, SKPAR3015CW-136, SKPAR3015DL-136, SKPAR3015WW, SKPAR3015WW-136, SKR2009FL30, SKR2009FL30PD, SKR2009FLCW, SKR2009FLDL, SKR2009FLWW, SKR3015FL30, SKR3015FL30PD, SKR3015FL32HH SKR3015FL67HH, SKR3015FLDL, SKR3015FLCW; SKR3015FLWW, SKR3818FLWWPD, SKR3820FLWW, SKR3823FL30, SKR3823FL32HH, SKR3823FL30PD, SKR3823FL67HH, SKR3823FLCW, SKR3823FLDL, SKR3823FLWW, SKR3823FLDL-156, SKR3823FLWW-156.
Litetronics’ PAR products identified by L-1272, L-1572, L-1575, L-1571, L-1275, L-1271, L-1371, L-1382, L-1385, L-1381, L-1472, L-1475, L-1471.
The Neptun products determined to practice the patent included:
DIMMABLE CFL-PAR38-938ADIM SERIES, CFL-PAR38-938 SERIES and DIMMABLE CFL-PAR30-930ADIM SERIES and CFL-PAR30-930 SERIES.
Neptun is an American company founded by Mr. Bobel in 2002, and is located in Lake Forest, Illinois. Neptun is a well-diversified manufacturer of energy conservation lighting products such as LED, induction and compact fluorescent, including reflector PAR-CFLs. The products developed and manufactured by Neptun are designed for residential, commercial, outdoor and other infrastructure lighting applications. Neptun’s core goals include to continually innovate to push the limits of quality, efficiency, and performance of energy saving lamps, fixtures, and automated lighting systems.
Mr. Bobel has been an innovator in the design and development of energy saving lighting products for over 25 years. Over that time, Mr. Bobel’s innovations have earned him many patents worldwide. Mr. Bobel has licensed his innovations to many of the world’s largest lamp and ballast manufacturers. Many of his patents and technologies are key inventions in lighting, and have been integral in the growth of the energy efficient lighting industry.
Contact: Corey Corbett- Sales Engineer, Neptun Light, Inc.
Phone: +1 (888) 735-8330
Web Site: www.neptunlight.com
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