Permlight files LED patent infringement suit against GELcore

Permlight Products has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against GELcore, LLC in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

The complaint requests damages and an injunction against infringement. GELcore is a joint venture between General Electric and Emcore.

Permlight asserts that certain GELcore LED lighting systems infringe Permlight's patents, which include:

  • US patent no. 6,712,486, entitled "Mounting Arrangement for Light Emitting Diodes"
  • US patent no. 6,578,986, entitled "Modular Mounting Arrangement and Method for Light Emitting Diodes"
  • US patent no. 6,846,093, also entitled "Modular Mounting Arrangement and Method for Light Emitting Diodes"
  • The patents are related to Permlight's RL, SL, DL, DL2, DL3, DSL, PaletteLight, PaletteLight MINI, Twister and EL Blanco White LED product families.

    Permlight has previously filed a number of patent infringement lawsuits against its competitors in the signage industry, most recently against Electraled (see Related Stories)

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