A recent decision from Judge Stearns sheds new light on a dispute between Lexington Luminance (“Lexington”) and Google over LED technology.
The dispute began in November, 2012, when Lexington accused Google of infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,936,851 (the “’851 Patent”), entitled “Semiconductor Light-Emitting Device and Method for Manufacturing Same.” In particular, Lexington accused the LEDs in two Google Nexus phone models of infringement. The parties jointly stayed the case in 2014 pending the outcome of a Federal Circuit decision involving the ’851 Patent. In 2015, after receiving the decision, the case was reopened. Shortly thereafter, Lexington served amended infringement contentions, and the Court issued its claim construction order. With these in hand, Google moved for summary judgment of noninfringement. Continue Reading