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Home Depot wins ITC trial in patent litigation relating to filament LED technology

Clients Home Depot, Inc., The

Jones Day successfully defended The Home Depot, Inc. before the International Trade Commission (ITC) against multi-patent litigation asserted by The Regents of the University of California. The Regents initially asserted five patents relating to filament LED technology against The Home Depot and several other defendants/respondents across the LED lighting industry. After the Regents withdrew one patent during briefing on motions for summary determination, ITC Administrative Law Judge Clark S. Cheney issued an Initial Determination on November 19, 2021, finding no violation of Section 337. More specifically, ALJ Cheney found no infringement by the Respondents on the four remaining patents-in-suit, and found those same four remaining patents invalid over the prior art. The ITC is expected to issue its Final Determination by March 21, 2022.

Certain Filament Light-Emitting Diodes and Products Containing Same (II), Inv. No. 337-TA-1220 (ITC); The Regents of the University of California v. The Home Depot, Inc., et al., No. 2-20-cv-07943 (C.D. Cal.)