Bridgelux of Fremont, California USA, reports that it filed a counter claim against Everlight in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The Bridgelux lawsuit is a counter claim to the infringement complaint that Everlight filed against the company in June (Ref: article).
The new lawsuit seeks past and current damages, and an injunction barring the further sale of particular Everlight products in the United States. Bridgelux alleges that several Everlight products including Everlight’s chip on board (COB) and 2835 product lines infringe on Bridgelux’s U.S. patents 6,869,812, 8,567,988, 8,256,929 and 8,092,051. These Bridgelux patents all relate to LED array designs.
Bridgelux points out that its intellectual property includes patents for underlying LED technologies that it developed through investment, research, and product development. Among these technologies are packaging, light extraction processes, and thermal management used throughout the solid state lighting industry across LED array, surface mount, die, and modular systems.
“Bridgelux is not an imitator. We develop our own technology, and are therefore confident in the strength of our claims, the quality of our intellectual property, and the ability of the U.S. judicial system to reach the appropriate outcome,” said Tim Lester, Chief Executive Officer at Bridgelux.
Bridgelux boasts over 1,000 owned or licensed patents and noted in a news release that it prides itself in “respecting the intellectual property process and the intellectual property of others, and will continue to staunchly defend itself.”