ITC To Shine Light On Lutron Dimmer Switch Claims

Law360, New York (June 10, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Friday it would launch a probe into Lutron Electronics Co. Inc.'s allegations that Pass & Seymour Inc., Elemental LED LLC and others violated U.S. trade law by importing or selling dimmer switches that infringe two Lutron patents.

The new ITC investigation Friday marks the fourth time Lutron has convinced the commission to initiate a probe into alleged violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 relating to the importation of dimmer switches.

Lutron's May 16 complaint asked the...
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