Lynk Labs Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Juno Lighting LLC and Juno Manufacturing Inc. with the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The lawsuit alleges Infringement of patents in the field of LED lighting systems and components. The suit also claims breach of contract and requests correction of inventorship.
The suit alleges infringement of 2 patents related to LED lighting IP. US Patent No. 8.531,118, which relates to lighting systems and components driven with high frequency AC voltage, and US Patent No. 8,841,855, which describes LED assemblies driven with AC voltage.
“Lynk fully supports competition, but it should be fair competition,” said Mike Miskin, Lynk Labs chairman and CEO. “We have invested substantially to be an innovator and pioneer in the AC LED market space. We have been building our patent portfolio over the past 10 years to create fundamental technology that has enabled the AC LED & HV LED lighting market to become an established and growing market now. With more than 57 pending and issued patents in our portfolio, we have an obligation to act and protect our shareholders, and licensing partners.”
Lynk contends that it is the first company to develop the technology that enables LEDs and LED light sources to be driven with high-frequency AC voltage ballast/driver and transformer/driver ballast/driver topologies similar to existing incandescent and fluorescent lighting systems.
Lynk contends that it introduced the first AC-driven LED lighting system solutions in the form of electronic transformers/drivers and LED circuit assemblies for the U.S. lighting OEM market. Lynk also points out that it has invested substantial R&D resources into the development of flicker reduction for AC powered LED light sources. As a result of this R&D, Lynk says it has secured patents for its LED lighting IP that simplifies and advances the adoption of LED technology.