Leviton Launches Assault Over Circuit Breaker Patents

Law360, New York (September 7, 2010, 12:08 PM EDT) -- Electrical products maker Leviton Manufacturing Co. Inc. has accused dozens of Chinese manufacturers and U.S.-based distributors of infringing three patents covering ground fault circuit interrupters, filing complaints in federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The ITC complaint, lodged Friday, seeks a permanent general exclusion order barring all infringing devices from entering the U.S., while a suit filed the same day in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California alleges patent infringement by all the defendants and misappropriation of trade secrets by...
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