Lutron Wins Exclusion Order In ITC Dimmer Switch Patent Row

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 4:33 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has handed Lutron Electronics Co. Inc. a victory in its action over the importation of certain lighting control devices, issuing a general exclusion order against dimmer switches found to infringe a Lutron patent, according to a notice in Tuesday's Federal Register.

The ITC said that it has determined to bar the unlicensed entry into the U.S. of lighting control devices that the agency had previously determined infringed a Lutron patent for controlling electrical power. A second patent originally asserted by Lutron...
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