U.S. ITC Agrees With ALJ; Rules That Epistar’s MB Products Violate Philips Lumileds’ ‘718 Patent

The United States International Trade Commission has chosen to adopt the Administrative
Law Judge’s initial determination that that Epistar’s MB I and MB
II products infringe Philips Lumileds U. S. Patent No. 5,008718 (the ‘718
patent). (Ref: Coverage).
The US ITC also agrees with the ALJ Sydney Harris’s initial determination
that Philips Lumileds’ United States Patent No. 5,008,718 (“718
Patent”); Patent No. 5,376,580; and Patent No. 5,502,316 are valid and
enforceable. The ITC agreed with the ALJ that Epistar’s Metal Bond products
infringe on the ‘718 patent. The ITC also agreed with the ALJ that Philips
Lumileds (Lumileds) did not license any of its technology to be used in Epistar’s
products. The ITC will review whether the ALJ’s interpretation of the
patents and whether Epistar’s OMA I, OMA II, GB I and GB II LEDs also
infringe certain claims of the 718 patent.