Bridgelux has come out with a news release that refutes the claims of the Everlight patent infringement lawsuit against the company in the United States. According to Bridgelux, its 2835 surface mount device (SMD) products incorporate cutting-edge technology to provide unprecedented performance at competitive prices.
Furthermore, Bridgelux says that its technology comes from years of high-level research and development, and the company’s patent portfolio of over 300 worldwide patents protects this technology. According to the U.S. Patent Office, Bridgelux is the assigned patent owner of 190 U.S. patents. Also, Bridgelux notes that its patents that extend across the LED lighting supply chain from LED chips to luminaire solutions.
Everlight Patent Lawsuit Filed Against Bridgelux
On June 10, 2017, in the United States District Court (Northern District of California- San Francisco Division), Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. filed a lawsuit against Bridgelux. The lawsuit asserts that the Bridgelux 2835 packaged LEDs infringe Everlight’s U.S. Patents 6,335,548 and 7,253,448. Bridgelux points out in its statement that the lawsuit’s scope is limited to those refuted products in the United States, and it does not cover any jurisdictions outside of the United States.
Bridgelux to Mount Vigorous Defence
According to Bridgelux, Everlight’s infringement claims have no merit and Brigelux plans to mount a vigorous defense against the lawsuit’s claims.
“As history demonstrates, Bridgelux respects the intellectual property rights of others and will not be intimidated by the misuse of litigation from those seeking an unfair advantage or seeking to limit the advantage Bridgelux has earned from our technology investments,” said Tim Lester, CEO of Bridgelux.
Bridgelux also asserted in the statement that the company believes this lawsuit is the result of the success of the 2835 SMD products in the market and Everlight’s inability to compete with its products offering. Bridgelux concluded its statement saying that it intends to use its extensive patent portfolio to protect its rights.