Altair Targets Green Lighting Co. Over LED Patents

Law360, New York (August 27, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Technology solutions company Altair Engineering Inc. has accused LEDS America Inc., a Florida-based company that develops and manufactures environmentally friendly lighting products, of infringing two patents related to light-emitting diode-based lighting tubes.

The complaint, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, claims LEDS America’s LED-O T-8 replacement tube violates U.S. Patent Numbers 7,049,761, titled “Light tube and power supply circuit,” and 7,510,299, titled “LED lighting device for replacing fluorescent tubes.”

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