晶元光电对美国公司Lowe’s提出第二次专利侵权诉讼

晶元光电EPISTAR · 2020-06-03

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2020/06/03 –晶元光电(晶电)于美国时间2020/05/22在美国德州西区法院Waco分院对 Lowe’s Companies, Inc.以及Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC(以下统称Lowe’s)提出专利侵权诉讼。

晶电在诉状中指出Lowe’s贩卖之GE LED灯丝灯泡侵犯数件晶电专利,要求Lowe’s赔偿并诉请法院禁止Lowe’s继续销售侵权之产品。

晶电在诉状中指出Lowe’s贩卖之GE LED灯丝灯泡,例如,型号为GE Basic 60-Watt EQ G25 Soft White Globe Bulb Light Bulb(Item No. 935474, Model No. 44039)、GE Relax 60-Watt EQ A19 Soft White Dimmable LED Light Bulb(Item No. 952356, Model No. 44930)、以及GE Refresh 60-Watt EQ A19 Daylight Dimmable LED Light Bulb(Item No. 952362, Model No. 44937)之LED灯丝灯泡,侵犯多篇晶电美国专利,包括但不限于专利号7,489,068,发明名称「发光组件」、专利号8,240,881,,发明名称「发光二极管之封装结构」、专利号9,065,022,发明名称「发光装置」、专利号9,664,340,发明名称「发光组件」、专利号10,224,455,发明名称「发光组件及其制造方法」。

晶电的灯丝专利组合涵盖LED灯丝(灯泡)的基础结构(见下图),在台湾、中国、美国、欧洲等区域均获得专利。此基础结构被广泛地使用于主流的LED灯丝灯泡之中。

晶电每年投资庞大经费于LED技术的研究开发,已获证及申请中的专利合计超过4,000件。这些投资奠定了LED灯丝(灯)及LED灯的技术基础并嘉惠世界上各种相关产品,也因为晶电不断在研发上进行投资,全球用户才能持续享有最先进的LED产品以及解决方案。而为维护长年累积的努力与成果,晶电致力于保护所有研发投资及知识产权,对Lowe’s提出控告亦为维护公司权益。

EPISTARFiles Second U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Lowe’s

2020/06/03–EPISTARCorporation, a leading innovator and manufacturer of LED solid-state lighting technologies, filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC (collectively “Lowe’s”)in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas Waco Divisionon May 22, 2020. The complaint asserts that GE LED filament bulbs sold by Lowe’sinfringe several EPISTARpatents and seeks damages and injunctive relief to halt further sale of the infringing products.

EPISTAR’s complaint alleges that the LED filament bulbs sold by Lowe’s, such as the GE Basic 60-Watt EQ G25 SoftWhite Globe Bulb Light Bulb(Item No. 935474, Model No. 44039), GE Relax 60-Watt EQ A19 Soft White Dimmable LED Light Bulb (Item No. 952356, Model No. 44930) and GE Refresh 60-Watt EQ A19 Daylight Dimmable LED Light Bulb (Item No. 952362, Model No. 44937), infringe one or more claims of EPISTAR’s U.S. Patent Numbers 7,489,068, titled “Light Emitting Device,” 8,240,881,titled “Light-Emitting DevicePackage,” 9,065,022,titled “Light-Emitting Apparatus,” 9,664,340, titled “Light Emitting Device,” and 10,224,455,titled “Light Emitting Device And Method Of Forming The Same.”

EPISTAR’s patent portfolio covers the fundamental technologies of LED filament bulbs. This portfolio covers Taiwan, China, United States, Europe and other territories. One illustration showing the very essential LED filament configuration which is widely adopted in the mainstream LED filament bulbs in the figure below demonstrates the coverage and strength of EPISTAR’s portfolio.

EPISTARhas invested millionsof dollars in the research and development of LED technologiesthat lead to a world-class patent portfolio consisting of over 4000issued patents and pending patent applications. This investment has laid the foundation ofLED filament(bulb) and/or LED bulbtechnologies thathave empowered the world class products for many to come to enjoy. With its investments in research and development, EPISTARis able to provide state-of-the-art products and solutions for ever-growing global consumers.

EPISTAR'spatent portfolio protects the company's research and development efforts,and coversthe fundamental technologies invented by EPISTARengineers.

The filing of the complaint against Lowe’sis an action to protect EPISTAR’s effortsin research and development and to preserve its patent rights.

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