OSRAM SYLVANIA Files Suit to Enforce Induction Lighting Patent

December 1, 2009

DANVERS, Mass., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ — North American lighting manufacturer OSRAM SYLVANIA announced today it has commenced a lawsuit in federal court against American Induction Technologies, Inc. of Anaheim, Calif. for selling and offering to sell electrodeless induction lamps that are alleged to infringe OSRAM SYLVANIA’s U.S. Patent No. 5,834,905. The action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. OSRAM SYLVANIA is represented in the case by the Cantor Colburn law firm.

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“This is the second lawsuit we’ve filed in North America this year to enforce our intellectual property rights to the ICETRON induction lighting system,” said Peter Lawler, head of the OSRAM SYLVANIA Low Pressure Discharge business unit. “We are committed to educating the marketplace about our rights and taking action against those who violate them.”

The ICETRON inductively coupled electrodeless lighting system was developed by OSRAM SYLVANIA and is the subject of several patents in the United States and other countries throughout the world. Manufactured by OSRAM SYLVANIA, the ICETRON lighting system is sold by OSRAM SYLVANIA and its affiliate, OSRAM.


OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions that feature innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit www.sylvania.com.


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