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SATCO Wins Patent Case

Brentwood, NY – SATCO Products, Inc., announces the company’s victory in a patent infringement lawsuit before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

SATCO Products successfully defended the design of the company’s PAR CFL lamps against Neptun and Mr. Andrzej Bobel’s unsubstantiated complaint with the ITC alleging that Satco imported and or manufactured compact fluorescent reflector lamps (PAR) that infringed U.S. Patent No. 7,053,540, and thus violated Section 337 of the U.S. Tariff Act.

On July 3, 2014 The ITC ruled that the initial decision by the Administrative Law Judge on February 3, 2014 was incorrect and reversed that decision in favor of SATCO; citing that Neptun and Mr. Bobel failed to prove infringement of any of the claims of the patent.

“This has been a long process; but one worth the time, effort and expense,” states Bill Gildin, President of SATCO. “Allowing companies to initiate baseless lawsuits with the intent to force a settlement, is, in my opinion, tantamount to extortion. Choosing not to back down and fight for what we believe, and know is right, and to win, makes this determination more than justified. SATCO acknowledges and thanks the ITC for their efforts and accurate decision.”

The following is a list of SATCO PAR CFL products that were previously accused and now found not to infringe:

Satco’s PAR 38 CFL lamps are identified by SKU S7201, S7202, S7203, S7295, S7422, and S7432; AR 30 lamps are identified by SKU S7204, S7205, S7206, S7237, and S7294; and PAR 20 lamps are identified by SKU S7207, S7208, S7209, S7238, and S7241.

About Satco Products, Inc.
SATCO, established in 1966 as a privately held New York based company, manufactures and distributes a wide variety of lighting products to an international lighting and electrical market. Under the SATCO brand (www.satco.com), product categories include LED, incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, HID and energy efficient lamps. SATCO also offers lighting and electrical components for the retail, commercial and manufacturing trade and consumer products such as nightlights, desk lamps, and surge protectors. In June of 2005 SATCO launched a new line of decorative and functional lighting fixtures sold under the NUVO brand (www.nuvolighting.com).

In November of 2008, SATCO acquired the assets and hired key personnel from the Hygrade lamp company and relaunched the Hygrade line of commercial HID and fluorescent lamps under the SATCO umbrella of products.

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