West Caldwell, N.J.-based MaxLite has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ATG Electronics (“ATG”), a California-based LED lighting company, TianJin CEHL Tech. Co., Ltd., the Chinese manufacturing arm of ATG, and ATG Electronics Limited, ATG’s Hong Kong-based trading company (collectively, the “ATG Companies”). The suit, which was brought in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, is based on ATG’s infringement of two U.S. patents owned by MaxLite.
The MaxLite patents underlying the case are U.S. Patent Nos. 10,612,757 and 10,473,309, which cover a Scalable Modular LED Light Fixture with Interchangeable Mounts. These patents are infringed by the ATG Companies’ manufacture, distribution, and/or sale of the ATG® Aero Area Light.
“After learning ATG had again improperly targeted our company and products, this time by copying our patented technology, we filed this third lawsuit against it and its related companies,” says Spencer Bolgard, President & CEO. “MaxLite has invested significant resources in the development of our proprietary LED lighting technology and in building a fast-growing intellectual property portfolio. We continue to make it abundantly clear that we will not tolerate ATG’s repeated improper targeting of MaxLite personnel, confidential and proprietary information, and patented technology.”
As a result of the ATG Companies’ wrongful conduct, MaxLite is seeking an award of damages adequate to compensate it for the patent infringement that has occurred, together with pre-judgment interest and costs, as well as a permanent injunction against the ATG Companies and the recovery of MaxLite’s legal fees.