January 7, 2021
MaxLite recently announced that it 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. In copying MaxLite’s patented technology, ATG continues in its repeated efforts to steal MaxLite’s confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets.
“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,” said Spencer Bolgard, president and 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.
MaxLite is committed to the vigorous protection of its intellectual property and enforcement of its proprietary rights. Over the past 27 years, MaxLite has distinguished itself from the competition and emerged as a clear market leader in the LED lighting business in the United States and globally – a position it has achieved as a result of cutting-edge product research and development activities and significant investments in its teammates, representatives, the channel and solutions for its customers.