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IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 20, 2006

BridgeLux files lawsuit against Cree for patent infringement

Sunnyvale, California, USA, BridgeLux, Inc., a leading supplier of energy saving LED chips to high-volume solid state lighting market segments, today announced it has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against it by Cree, Inc. and Boston University on September 12, 2006 alleging infringement of US Patent Numbers 6,657,236 and 5,686,738.

“We reiterate our belief that Cree’s lawsuit is without merit, and we will vigorously defend against the claims that have been brought” said Dr. Robert C. Walker, CEO of BridgeLux. 

Furthermore, BridgeLux commenced an action seeking declaratory relief against Cree and Boston University, declaring that BridgeLux does not infringe the ‘236 and ‘738 patents, as well as certain other Cree patents.  In addition, BridgeLux today announced it has filed suit against Cree for infringement of BridgeLux’s US Patent Number 6,869,812.

“We believe in the importance of respecting the intellectual property rights of others, just as we expect that others will respect our rights,” continued Dr. Walker.


About BridgeLux, Inc.
Founded in 2003 as eLite Optoelectronics, Inc., BridgeLux is a leading supplier of energy saving power-LED chips to high-volume market segments. The company developed and introduced the industry’s first high volume ITO/InGaN (Indium Tin Oxide / Indium Gallium Nitride) power light emitting diode (LED) chip and is currently delivering millions of chips every month to customers worldwide.  Customers use BridgeLux power-LED chips to replace traditional bulb technologies with solid state products that provide a powerful and energy-efficient source of blue, green, or white light. BridgeLux chips are currently found in mobile appliances, signage, automotive, and various general lighting applications. For more information visit http://www.bridgelux.com

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