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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 in what the Regents described as a "first-of-its-kind" patent enforcement campaign against an entire 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. On February 16, 2022, the Commission issued its Final Determination affirming ALJ Cheney’s finding of no violation of Section 337. The Commission similarly found that the Respondents did not infringe the four remaining patents and that the patents were also invalid over the prior art.

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.)