UC Santa Barbara Files Patent Lawsuit against IKEA, Amazon and other Retailers for Selling Filament LED Bulbs

US Santa Barbara announced that the Regents of the University of California filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission and lawsuits against five major retailers, Walmart, Target, Ikea, Amazon.com and Bed Bath & Beyond, for the unauthorized distribution of UC Santa Barbara’s patented filament LED lighting technology. UC Santa Barbara and its legal counsel, Nixon Peabody, have identified that Walmart, Target, Ikea, Amazon.com and Bed Bath & Beyond as the five major retailers who represent a large cross-section of the...
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K-lite’s Request for Invalidity against Luquidles’ Patent Rejected by EUIPO

The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (spring edition) just ended on a good note. LED lighting companies seized the opportunity to market their products and reach out to potential partners and customers in hope to expand their market presence, especially in Asia, and bring more revenue to their businesses for the first half of 2019. Meanwhile, their competitions between one another are under heavy fire. In particular, LED filament patent war continues to be fierce. (Image: Liquidleds) In the mid-2018, LED lighting company K-Lite Electric, after being caught ...
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TILS 2018: Epistar’s Relentless Effort to Protect Its LED Filament Patents

In March, LEDinside witnessed a Chinese lighting company being caught red-handed for showcasing patent-infringing LED filament bulbs at Light + Building 2018. Slightly later than that, we also learnt Epistar has approached and initiated talks with a few companies for IP collaborations at that fair. At TILS 2018 in April, LEDinside interviewed Epistar and got more details about the matter.
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Epistar Files U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against V-TAC USA

On May 7, 2018, Epistar filed a patent infringement lawsuit against V-TAC USA Corp. (“V-TAC”) in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on May 7, 2018. The complaint asserts that V-TAC’s LED filament bulbs infringe seven Epistar patents and seeks injunctive relief to halt further sale of the infringing products.
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Epistar, Kaistar Team up to Strengthen Validity of LED Filament Patents

Epistar yesterday announced it has agreed with Kaistar Lighting on the licensing of LED filament patents. The LED filament bulb products manufactured by Kaistar and its subsidiaries (including Bridgelux, SINOTRON Lighting, and Interlight Optotech) are licensed under Epistar’s filament patents.
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Epistar and Kaistar Conclude LED Filament Patents License

EPISTAR announced it has reached agreement with KAISTAR lighting (Xiamen) Co., Ltd.(Kaistar). The LED filament bulb products of Kaistar and its subsidiaries are licensed under Epistar’s filament patents. 
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Epistar Takes Legal Actions to Protect Its LED Filament Patents

In addition to our witness of the raid at Light and Building 2018, LEDinside also learnt a low-key move from Epistar, who according to sources had reached out to dozens of exhibitors on-site regarding Epistar’s intellectual property rights.
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Feit Electric Introduces Vintage Style LED Lighting with a Twist

Feit Electric, a global lighting manufacturer and pioneer in energy efficient lighting, announced the availability of its LED Original Vintage Glass product line with a twist. Literally a twist, a curved design filament fills the glass with a swirl, knot or loop, offering an impeccable design and unique, but traditional, look. The Original Vintage look has been popular for hospitality uses, such as restaurants and hotels, but has recently trickled its way into the home and will now be available in mass market retail in a variety of styles.
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Feit Electric Expands Innovative Lighting Portfolio with Traditional LED Glass Color Design Line

Feit Electric, a global lighting manufacturer and pioneer in energy efficient lighting, announced the availability of its Glass Color Filament Bulbs offering a traditional filament look with the latest LED technology.
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HKTDC Spring Lighting Fair Welcomed About 21,000 Buyers

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), closed yesterday. The four-day fair (6-9 April) welcomed a record of 1,340 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, welcoming close to 21,000 buyers from 115 countries and regions, a 5.8 per cent increase over the previous year.
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The Next Generation of LED Filament Bulbs

Until now, the basic design of an LED lamp has remained fundamentally unchanged. The common formula has been to use a single, high power GaN chip (or a few larger chips), add phosphor (remotely or directly), and drive the chip(s) with as much power as possible to yield the maximum amount of white light. The key to the longevity of the lamps is to effectively dissipate the heat that is generated by the large LED chips. This is why so many LED lamps have large heat sinks added to the base of the lamps.
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LED Filament Bulbs Development Barred by Safety Issues

Korean LED lighting industry characteristics can be summarized in two words, innovative and sustainable, said Guoqing Tang, President, LED Business Unit, Samsung, China, according to hqlednews.com. China’s LED lighting business development can be represented by three words: large scale, pragmatic, and herd mentality.  
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