Boston, MA - Color Kinetics Incorporated, a pioneer in intelligent LED-based illumination technologies, today reaffirmed its position in patent litigation against Super Vision International, Inc. (NasdaqSC: SUPVA), and dismissed the merit of a patent infringement law suit recently filed by Super Vision in Federal District Court in Orlando, Florida. Super Vision's allegation of infringement is based on an incandescent lighting patent, unrelated to LED-based lighting systems, acquired from High End Systems. The suit does not interfere with Color Kinetics' product offerings or intellectual property.
"Color Kinetics is already asserting its patents against Super Vision's infringing LED products, and we're very confident in our position in that litigation," said George Mueller, Chairman and CEO, Color Kinetics. "We view Super Vision's acquisition of the High End Systems patent as a misguided attempt to gain leverage in the existing suit. The patent relates only to traditional incandescent lighting systems, not to LED-based systems, and we're confident that its assertion against Color Kinetics is completely without merit."
In existing patent litigation initiated in June of 2002 and currently pending in the Federal District Court in Boston, Massachusetts, Color Kinetics has claimed that many multicolor LED-based lighting products sold by Super Vision infringe numerous Color Kinetics patents.