Suits Multiply In Philips, Lighting Science LED Spat

Law360, New York (September 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV has slapped Dallas-based rival Lighting Science Group Corp. with an infringement suit over two patents covering light emitting diodes in a dispute that has now spawned four lawsuits in two states.

The complaint, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, accuses Lighting Science – along with affiliates LED Holdings LLC and LED Effects Inc. – of willful infringement of two patents belonging to the electronics giant and subsidiary Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions Inc.

The complaint accuses the...
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