By Eric Schweibenz
On September 7, 2012, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice regarding the Initial Determination on Violation (“ID”) in Certain LED Photographic Lighting Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-804).

By way of background, the Complainants in this matter are Litepanels, Inc. and Litepanels, Ltd. and the remaining Respondents are FloLight, LLC, Prompter People, Inc., IKAN Corporation, Advanced Business Computer Services, LLC, Fotodiox Inc., Yuyao Lishuai Photo-Facility Co., Ltd., Yuyao Fotodiox Photo Equipment Co., Ltd., Yuyao Lily Collection Co., Ltd., and Stellar Lighting Systems (collectively, the “Respondents”).

According to the notice, ALJ Essex determined that there has been a violation of Section 337 by the Respondents in this investigation with respect to claims 1 and 57-60 of U.S. Patent No. 7,972,022; claims 1, 2, 5, 16-19, 25 and 27 of U.S. Patent No. 7,318,652, and claim 19 of U.S. Patent No. 6,948,823 (the ‘823 patent).  ALJ Essex also determined that no violation of Section 337 occurred by the Respondents with respect to claims 17 and 28 of the ‘823 patent. 

The notice issued by ALJ Essex released only the information noted above.  We will provide additional information after the public version of the ID issues in its entirety.