BRENTWOOD, N.Y., July 9, 2019 — SATCO Products, Inc., is pleased to announce the company’s victory in a patent infringement investigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
SATCO Products successfully defended the ITC investigation initiated by Philips Lighting North America and Philips Lighting Holding B.V. (now known as Signify) based upon claims that SATCO’s LED products infringed upon Patent Nos. 7,038,399 (‘399 Patent) and 7,256,554 (‘554 Patent), and thus violated Section 337 of the U.S. Tariff Act.
The initial determination of the Administrative Law Judge, dated December 19, 2018, found that certain SATCO LED products violated the ‘399 Patent, but no violation of the ‘554 Patent. SATCO appealed this decision on the ‘399 patent to the ITC Commission for review.
On July 1, 2019, upon review of the initial determination of the Administrative Law Judge, the ITC Commission reversed the initial decision based on a failure of proof of any of the asserted claims of the ‘399 Patent against SATCO. The entire ITC investigation was dismissed with respect to Satco and the other Respondents.
SATCO respects Intellectual Property and believes that access to the ITC should be a limited venue for U.S. based companies to assert legitimate patent and domestic industry matters. The fast-paced ITC has become the choice of Intellectual Property companies, including foreign entities looking to intimidate and coerce companies into licensing agreements. SATCO is pleased to have played a part in fostering free competition in the lighting market and will continue to defend and protect its products from claims.