Coopersburg, PA–A Dallas federal jury recently found that Lutron did not infringe a lighting controls patent owned by Genlyte Thomas Group, and that Genlyte’s patent was invalid.
After two years of litigation and three weeks of trial, the jury unanimously rejected all of Genlyte’s charges after deliberating less than three hours and found that none of Lutron’s GRAFIK EYE and HOMEWORKS products and systems infringed Genlyte’s 4,792,731 patent and that Lutron did not induce any others to infringe. The jury went on to find the claims of the patent invalid on three separate grounds.
Walter Peake, Lutron’s corporate counsel, said, “Lutron is dedicated to developing innovative, high-quality products that deliver value to our customers. Lutron will not hesitate to defend its integrity and its intellectual property.”