Ultravision files USITC patent complaint v 37 firms

Ultravision International, a manufacturer and distributor of LED displays and LED lighting, said it filed a patent infringement complaint at the US International Trade Commission (USITC) seeking remedial orders barring 37 companies from importing, selling and distributing infringing LED display products in the United States.

“Ultravision is asking the USITC to investigate whether the companies named in its complaint have imported and distributed Modular LED Display products, including certain components, that infringe U.S. patents held by Ultravision,” said Ultravision.

Ultravision International CEO William Hall said: “Ultravision fundamentally changed the LED industry by inventing light-weight, modular display panels that eliminate the need for cabinet displays, which are difficult to install and costly to maintain.

“The incredible demand we’re experiencing across industries tells us buyers recognize the value of buying LED technology from the actual inventor and U.S. manufacturer, rather than products being sold by foreign companies.

“Foreign-made, modular LED display panels that infringe on Ultravision patents are being sold in America, and this adversely impacts Ultravision’s overall business and affects our ability to hire people here in the U.S.”

Ultravision International said the companies named in the USITC complaint include:

Manufacturing companies — Shenzhen Absen Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.; Absen, Inc.; Shenzhen AOTO Electronics Co., Ltd.; AOTO Electronics (US) LLC; Barco NV; Barco, Inc.; Cirrus Systems, Inc.; digiLED (UK) Limited, formerly displayLED (HK) Limited; Elation Lighting, Inc.; Glux Visual Effects Tech (Shenzhen) Co.; Ledman Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.; Shenzhen Liantronics Co. Ltd.; Lighthouse Technologies (Hong Kong) Limited; Shenzhen Mary Photoelectricity Co., Ltd.; MRLED, Inc.; Prismaflex International France S.A.; Prismaflex USA, Inc.; Rocketsign Hong Kong Ltd.; Tianjin Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Shanghai Sansi Technology Co., Ltd.; Sansi North America, LLC; Unilumin Group Co., Ltd.; Unilumin LED Technology FL LLC; Yaham Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.; and Yaham LED U.S.A., Inc.

Private label companies — Formetco Inc.; Leyard Optoelectronic Co., Ltd.; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.; Nanolumens, Inc.; Panasonic Corporation; Panasonic Corporation of America; and Vanguard LED Displays, Inc.

Distributor companies — ANC Sports Enterprises, LLC; GoVision, LLC; and RMG Networks Holding Corporation.