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8 February 2024

Feit Electric begins patent enforcement action against Ledvance

California-based global lighting and smart home brand Feit Electronic Company Inc has commenced patent infringement action against Ledvance LLC in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Feit Electric says that, despite being warned, Ledvance imported and then sold white LED filament light bulbs marketed under the brand name Sylvania.

Feit Electric introduced light bulbs with white LED filaments in August 2022. “Not only did we widely announce to the industry that Feit Electric owns a set of patents directed to covering the yellow material used on LED filaments, but we also specifically and directly informed Ledvance as well as retailers and other manufacturers,” says Feit Electric’s president Alan Feit. “Despite those warnings, Ledvance went forward with infringing products,” he claims.

Feit Electric is seeking an injunction to bar the further importation and sale of infringing white LED filament light bulbs, for damages, and for enhanced damages and attorney fees for willful infringement.

“While we would prefer that our competitors respect our patents, we are committed to enforcing our patents against infringers if they do not,” says Feit.

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