GE Lighting Solutions, LLC v. AgiLight, Inc., No. 13-1267 (Fed. Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
The 140 and 771 patents are directed to light-emitting diode (LED) string lights that include an LED, an insulated electrical conductor (wire), and an insulation displacement connector (IDC connector). Power must be provided from the insulated electrical conductor to the LEDs. To accomplish this, the patents disclose an IDC connector with terminals that are electrically connected to the LEDs and configured to displace a portion of the insulation surrounding the electrical conductor. GE sued AgiLight, for infringement. After claim construction, the parties stipulated to noninfringement of the 140 and 771 patents on the grounds that AgiLight’s products do not include an IDC connector as construed by the court. The district court entered partial summary judgment consistent with the stipulation and granted AgiLight summary judgment of noninfringement of the 896 and 055 patents. The Federal Circuit affirmed with respect to the 055 patent, but otherwise reversed and remanded.