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    SATCO Wins Ruling in ITC LED Filament Case

  • Nov 22, 2021

    Satco Products, Inc. announces that it won an important ruling rejecting the claims asserted against it by The Regents of the University of California (The Regents) before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Following a five-day trial, Administrative Law Judge Clark Cheney issued a Final Initial Determination in Satco’s favor, rejecting the Regents claims based on all four asserted patents: U.S. Patent No. 9,240,529; U.S. Patent No. 9,859,464; U.S. Patent No. 10,593,854; and U.S. Patent No. 10,658,557.

    Satco’s lighting products were first accused of infringing The Regents’ “filament LED lighting patents” more than two years ago when Satco’s customers received letters from The Regents’ attorneys in the summer of 2019 as part of what they called a “groundbreaking patent enforcement campaign.” Satco investigated The Regents’ claims and, after concluding they were without merit, took immediate steps to defend itself and its customers. In addition to winning this important ruling in the ITC investigation, Satco previously succeeded in invalidating two of the Regents’ asserted patents in separate inter parte review proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

    Satco is represented by its long-time counsel, Robert P. Lynn, Jr. of Lynn Gartner Dunne, LLP, and Scott J. Bornstein, Nicholas A. Brown, and Brian J. Prew of Greenberg Traurig, LLP

    “Satco is thrilled with the ruling and feels vindicated after being forced to defend itself against frivolous allegations by the University of California based on clearly invalid patents. We look forward to pursuing our pending claims against the University for tortious interference in the Eastern District of New York,” Bornstein said. Mr. Brown commented that, “Satco’s total commitment to standing up for itself and its customers has inspired our team from the beginning.”

    Satco Products, Inc., established in 1966, is a privately held New York based company that offers a wide variety of lighting products to an international lighting and electrical market, including LED, incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, HID and energy efficient lamps as well as decorative and functional lighting fixtures sold under the NUVO brand. For more information on SATCO, visit www.satco.com.

  • Industry News

    TransAlta Renewables Inc. announced todathat its 206.4 MW Windrise wind facility (Windrise Facility) achieved commercial operation on November 10, 2021. The Company also announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Windrise Wind LP (the "Issuer"), has priced a secured green bond offering by way of private placement for approximately $173 million (the "Offering").

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is announcing it will work together with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deploy a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) at the Darlington new nuclear site, the only site in Canada currently licensed for a new nuclear build. Leveraging a strong Ontario-based supply chain, this clean energy project will create jobs across the province and cement Durham Region's position as the clean energy capital of Ontario.

  • Keeping Current

    IDEA, The Industry Data Exchange Association, announces that Grace Technologies is syndicating its digital product content through IDEA Connector, providing trading partners with the most accurate and timely product data and marketing content.

    Grace Technologies is dedicated to making business easier for their customers. By syndicating through IDEA Connector, the manufacturer will have the ability to provide the most accurate, timely product data and marketing content to their trading partners. This minimizes order errors and returns.

    Authorized distributors will have real-time access to the product information they need to market and sell to their customers, and they can be confident that information is accurate and validated against industry standards.

    DELTA TRANSFORMERS announces the appointment of Mario Mongrain as National Sales Manager.

    With nearly 15 years of experience at Delta Transformer, Mario has held various positions and has risen through the ranks brilliantly. With his determination and his methodical and rational mind, Mario will undoubtedly be able to meet the new challenges that await him.

    Mario can be reached on his cell at 514.923.1878 or e-mail mario.mongrain@delta.xfo.com.

    TECHSPAN INDUSTRIES INC. President, Sean Dunnigan, announces the promotion of Anthony Zellermeyer to the position of Vice President Marketing – Electrical Division, effective immediately. Anthony had previously worked as Techspan’s National Marketing Manager.

    Anthony has been with Techspan since 2018. Altogether he has more than 18 years of experience as a marketing professional in the electrical industry.

    Anthony can be reached at Anthony.Zellermeyer@techspan.ca.

    www.techspan.ca

    MITSUBISHI POWER has appointed William A. “Bill” Newsom, Jr. President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. effective December 1, 2021.

    A 28-year power sector veteran, William has served in leadership roles at Mitsubishi Power for almost 18 years, most recently as Executive Vice President of New Generation Systems, which includes new turbomachinery and the company’s development of the hydrogen value chain. As President and CEO, William will focus on the company’s continued market leadership in new sales and servicing of power generation and energy storage solutions.

  • Product Showcase

    Rittal, a global manufacturer of industrial and IT enclosures, introduces the new Perforex MT 2201 automated milling terminal that enables accelerated throughput for enclosure modifications.
     

    Greenlee, part of Emerson’s professional tools portfolio, introduces the Pull Assist, a new industry-first puller accessory that increases the ease of completing pulls and helps by giving trade professionals the option to make their pull hands-free and consistent. This allows users to stay out of the danger zone while increasing productivity and decreasing strain and fatigue.

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