UCSB Expands Patent Enforcement Campaign to Protect Its Filament LED Patents

Nixon Peabody announced a major expansion of its groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign on behalf of the Regents of UCSB with new litigation against six leading retailers and suppliers of filament LED lighting products.

Building on a successful first phase of the campaign, which was launched in 2019, Nixon Peabody filed a new complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking an investigation into the unauthorized importation and sale after importation of UC’s patented filament LED lighting technology by General Electric, Savant Systems, Feit Electric, Home Depot, Ikea, and Satco Products.


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The goal of the campaign is to license UC’s patents covering the reinvention of the light bulb at UC Santa Barbara and to protect UC’s licensees from unlicensed competition. In the year since the campaign was launched, many retailers and suppliers including LEDVANCE, Luminance, Bed Bath & Beyond and more have licensed UC’s patented technology and are now authorized to import and sell filament LED lighting products.

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