MANHASSET, N.Y. Lighting products supplier Lumileds Lighting LLC has initiated litigation for patent infringement
against Epistar Corp. and United Epitaxy Co. Ltc., at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
In the complaint, Lumileds (San Jose) accuses Epistar's omnidirectional mirror adhesion AlGaInP LED products
and UEC's metal bond and glue bond AlGaInP LED products of infringing Lumileds' patents, designated U.S. Patent Nos. 5,008,718; 5,376,580; and 5,502,316.
Lumileds seeks an exclusion order barring entry into the U.S of the accused LEDs, as well as products containing those LEDs.
Lumileds also filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for patent infringement against UEC and Epistar. In that complaint, Lumileds asserts the same patents against UEC and Epistar as in the ITC litigation. Lumileds seeks both an injunction against future infringement as well as damages, including enhanced damages for willful infringement.