Lutron Fires Off New ITC Suit Over Dimmer Switches

Law360, New York (June 23, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Light switch maker Lutron Electronic Co. has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission, accusing energy efficient-lighting company Neptun Light Inc. of infringing a patent for dimmer switchers.

Coopersburg, Pa.-based Lutron filed a complaint Tuesday asking the ITC to investigate whether Neptun has violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in making and selling its Apollo-brand dimmer switches.

Lutron claims the switches infringe U.S. Patent Number 5,637,930, which covers Lutron's Maestro- and RadioRA-brand dimmer switches. The company asserted the same patent in...
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