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Satco prevails in latest patent issue involving U of C Santa Barbara


October 25, 2021
By Anthony Capkun


October 25, 2021 – Satco Products Inc. reports it has prevailed in a proceeding before the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidating all claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,859,464, which had been asserted by The Regents of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB).

The patent is generally directed to a light emitting device comprising an LED chip on a transparent plate, explains Satco. This was the fourth patent relating to LED technology which had been asserted by UCSB, and subsequently invalidated by Satco.

(The same patent was also the subject of a recent trial before the International Trade Commission [ITC], which concluded in September 2021. The parties are presently awaiting the commission’s decision, Satco reports.)

Satco is represented by Scott J. Bornstein, who serves as co-chair of the Global Intellectual Property & Technology Group at Greenberg Traurig LLP, along with shareholders Nicholas A. Brown, Heath J. Briggs, Andrew D. Sommer, and Stephen M. Ullmer, as well as Robert P. Lynn Jr. and Katharine Smith Santos of Lynn Gartner Dunne LLP.

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Satco is pleased with the decisions from the U.S. Patent Trial & Appeal Board, and looks forward to finally putting these allegations to rest so it can continue to focus on delivering high-quality lighting solutions to its customers,” Lynn said.



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