By John Presper
On April 8, 2021, the ITC issued a Notice of Investigation in Certain LED Landscape Lighting Devices and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1261).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a March 8, 2021 complaint filed by Wangs Alliance Corporation d/b/a WAC Lighting of Port Washington, New York (“WAC”) alleging a violation of Section 337 by CAST Lighting LLC of Hawthorne, New Jersey, Shenzhen Wanjia Lighting Co., Ltd. d/b/a WONKA of China, eBright Lighting, Inc. of San Leandro, California, Dauer Manufacturing Corp. of Medley, Florida, FUSA Corp. of Medley, Florida, Lumien Enterprise, Inc. d/b/a/ Lumien Lighting of Acworth, Georgia, and Jiangsu Sur Lighting Co., Ltd. of China (collectively, “Respondents”) in the unlawful importation and/or sale in the U.S. of certain LED landscape lighting devices and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 10,571,101 and 10,920,971.

According to the complaint, the asserted patents are directed to watertight, user-adjustable LED lights employing on-board dimming controls and beam-angle changing mechanisms that obviate the need for an installer and disassembly, and which withstand outdoor conditions.

WAC is requesting that the Commission issue a permanent limited exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order directed to Respondents. According to the Notice of Investigation, the Office of Unfair Import Investigations will not participate as a party in the investigation. Lastly, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued a notice indicating that he will preside in the investigation.