Info
Info
News Article

Cree Receives Favourable Decision On Patent Dispute

News
US International Trade Commission initial findings rule against Feit Electric Company and Unity Opto

US LED maker Cree has received a Notice of the Initial Determination in US International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation No. 337-TA-947 (Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products and Components Thereof) in favour of Cree against respondents Feit Electric Company and its Asian supplier, Unity Opto Technology Co on violations of trade laws for both patent infringement and false advertising.

The ITC Judge's decision includes a number of findings. One was a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act by Feit and Unity due to infringement of four US patent. These are: no. 8,596,819 (LED Lighting Product Efficiency); 8,628,214 (LED Lighting Product Efficiency);7,976,187 (Omni-directional LED Lighting Product); and 8,766,298 (LED Component Structure).

Another finding was the violation due to the false and misleading advertisement by Feit and Unity of certain products as bearing the Energy Star logo when they failed to meet Energy Star standards and/or requirements.

The ITC's Final Determination in the investigation is currently expected by November 29, 2016.

"We are pleased that the Judge's decision reaffirms Cree's breakthroughs on more efficient and omni-directional LED lighting products," said Brad Kohn, Cree general counsel. "We hope this decision results in an exclusion order and a cease and desist order that would protect both consumers and Cree by preventing the importation of products that improperly use Cree's patented technology, falsely claim to meet Energy Star requirements, or both."



AngelTech Live III: Join us on 12 April 2021!

AngelTech Live III will be broadcast on 12 April 2021, 10am BST, rebroadcast on 14 April (10am CTT) and 16 April (10am PST) and will feature online versions of the market-leading physical events: CS International and PIC International PLUS a brand new Silicon Semiconductor International Track!

Thanks to the great diversity of the semiconductor industry, we are always chasing new markets and developing a range of exciting technologies.

2021 is no different. Over the last few months interest in deep-UV LEDs has rocketed, due to its capability to disinfect and sanitise areas and combat Covid-19. We shall consider a roadmap for this device, along with technologies for boosting its output.

We shall also look at microLEDs, a display with many wonderful attributes, identifying processes for handling the mass transfer of tiny emitters that hold the key to commercialisation of this technology.

We shall also discuss electrification of transportation, underpinned by wide bandgap power electronics and supported by blue lasers that are ideal for processing copper.

Additional areas we will cover include the development of GaN ICs, to improve the reach of power electronics; the great strides that have been made with gallium oxide; and a look at new materials, such as cubic GaN and AlScN.

Having attracted 1500 delegates over the last 2 online summits, the 3rd event promises to be even bigger and better – with 3 interactive sessions over 1 day and will once again prove to be a key event across the semiconductor and photonic integrated circuits calendar.

So make sure you sign up today and discover the latest cutting edge developments across the compound semiconductor and integrated photonics value chain.

REGISTER FOR FREE

VIEW SESSIONS

Info
×
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
×
Logo
×
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the Compound Semiconductor Magazine, the Compound Semiconductor Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.


Please subscribe me to:

 

You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in:
 
X
Info
X
Info
{taasPodcastNotification}
Live Event