Now Philips v. Rigid; Claims 11 Patent Infringements
On 21st July, EdisonReport.eu reported that Rigid Industries had filed a complaint against Philips Lighting for its “774” patents. According to Rigid’s attorney, Mike Wallace, “Based on this patent, Philips could claim a violation by almost any LED-based luminaire.”
In a tit-for-tat move, we can now report that Philips has filed 11 patent infringement claims against JST Performance, d/b/a/ Rigid Industries. According to the complaint, Rigid is engaged in activities that infringe the ’774 patent under 35 U.S.C. § 271 by making, using, offering to sell, selling and/or importing LED Lighting Devices, including without limitation its E-Series light bars, D-Series lights, and SR-M lights, in the United States.
Further, the complaint states that Philips provided notice of the ʼ774 patent to Rigid on or before February 12, 2013, and that Rigid’s infringement is deliberate, willful, and in reckless disregard of Philips’ patent rights.