Client Alerts | 10/02/2023

Current Lighting Wins at Patent Trial and Appeal Board


On September 15, 2023, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) issued two final decisions with favorable rulings for Brooks Kushman client Current Lighting Solutions, LLC (“Current Lighting”), and Walmart Inc., in a patent dispute involving Power Concepts, LLC.

In this case, Current Lighting and Walmart filed petitions for inter partes review of certain claims related to two patents owned by Power Concepts in the face of infringement claims being alleged by Power Concepts. In the final decisions issued by the PTAB, it ruled that all claims in one patent and most in the other were already covered by prior patents and published materials. Accordingly, such claims were found to be unpatentable over prior art.

Brooks Kushman attorneys John Rondini, Thomas Cunningham, and Frank Angileri represented Current Lighting in these proceedings.

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