Cree Files Lawsuit Against Asian LED Supplier

Cree energy manageCree filed complaints with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) and the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin against Feit Electric Company and its Asian supplier, Unity Opto Technology, to curb infringement on Cree’s patented technologies and to challenge Feit’s advertising claims that certain of its products meet Energy Star specifications.

The suits allege infringement of 10 patents related to LED lighting. In addition, Cree says it conducted a series of tests, which determined that certain of Feit’s bulbs that carry the Energy Star label fail critical performance requirements such as omnidirectional light distribution.

As part of the complaint, Cree is requesting that the ITC issue an order to exclude infringing and falsely advertised articles from entry into the United States.

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