Color Kinetics Incorporated announced that the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts granted all of its motions for summary judgment against Super Vision International, Inc. with respect to the validity and infringement of Color Kinetics’ patents and inequitable conduct.
By granting summary judgment for Color Kinetics, the Court determined that there was no genuine dispute of material fact and that Color Kinetics was entitled to judgment as a matter of law against Super Vision on Super Vision’s claims of invalidity of Color Kinetics’ patents, and that the patents are infringed by Super Vision. The Court also found that Color Kinetics was not guilty of inequitable conduct regarding its actions with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as alleged by Super Vision. As such, no trial will be held on these issues.
“This major win vindicates Color Kinetics’ intellectual property rights and reaffirms the validity of our patents, which protect important innovations spanning eight years of research and development in intelligent solid-state lighting,” says Bill Sims, president and CEO, Color Kinetics. “This resolution sends a strong message that we can and will successfully defend our intellectual property against others who attempt to exploit our investments in innovation. We look forward to our continued progress in developing the fundamental technologies that will drive worldwide use of intelligent solid-state lighting.”
The issue of damages is subject to a trial at a later date.
There is no further scheduling update with respect to the patent infringement claim brought against Color Kinetics by Super Vision relating to variable color lighting systems which is pending in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.