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FEIT ELECTRIC TO CHALLENGE ALJ INITIAL DETERMINATION

August 4, 2016, Pico Rivera, CA.  On July 29, 2016, an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) of the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) issued an Initial Determination in an investigation initiated by Cree, Inc. (“Cree”) against Feit Electric Company, Inc. (“Feit Electric”).  In the Initial Determination, the ALJ found that one patent asserted by Cree was not infringed, five patents asserted by Cree were infringed and not invalid, and that now discontinued products were falsely advertised.  

 

Feit Electric believes that the adverse findings in the Initial Determination are based on multiple errors that will be corrected in the forthcoming review phase of the investigation and Feit Electric intends to pursue all other remedies as may be available to overturn the Initial Determination.  Feit Electric is represented by Alston & Bird and McCarter & English in the ITC investigation.  

 

“We are fully committed to the quality of our products and to meeting ENERGY STAR certification requirements,” said Aaron Feit, President of Feit Electric.  Mr. Feit added:  “We do not believe that the Initial Determination as presently issued will have any adverse effect on our company and we are committed to bringing innovative energy saving LED lighting to the market.  We believe that Cree’s actions are detrimental to the adoption of energy efficient lighting.”

 

In July 2015, Feit Electric initiated an action against Cree for infringing two Feit Electric patents.  The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.  

 

About Feit Electric Company

Feit Electric Company, Inc. is a lighting company committed to bringing energy efficient lighting to market at reasonable prices under the FEIT ELECTRIC brand and private label brands in retailers throughout the United States.  Founded in 1978, Feit is based in Pico Rivera, CA.  

 

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Media Contact:

Dana Knight

Feit Electric Company, Inc.

Tel.  562-463-2852 ext. 345