NanoLumens, the creator of interactive LED visualization solutions, reported that the company filed several patent infringement lawsuits. The lawsuits are against LED display manufacturers DetaiLED Solutions, of Marietta, Georgia; PixelFLEX, of Nashville, Tennessee; InFiLED USA, of Marietta, Georgia; and Gable Company, of Baltimore, Maryland. The complaints allege infringement of four U.S. patents and seek unspecified damages.
According to NanoLumens CEO Rick Cope, the company’s decision to file suit in federal court was not undertaken lightly.
Rick Cope says that the lawsuit follows the company’s repeated good-faith efforts and multiple communications to resolve concerns with the four display firms in hopes of creating meaningful business relationships.
“NanoLumens has invested millions of dollars and man hours in the development of pioneering innovations that have been justly recognized by the United States Patent Office,” Cope said today. “Patent protected innovation is what makes the United States the leading innovator that it is. Failure to protect against patent infringement opens the door to the death of innovation and that is not something that this company will ever stand for.”
Disputed Patents in Lawsuits
The lawsuits allege that DetaiLED, PixelFLEX, InFiLED USA, and Gable Company have infringed upon NanoLumens US Patents 9,640,516 (Flexible Display Apparatus and Methods), 9,159,707 (Flexible Display), and 8,963,895 (Ubiquitously Mountable Image Display System). In addition to these patents, NanoLumens says that it currently holds more than a dozen United States Patents covering virtually all aspects of its flexible LED display design and engineering. And the company has more patents pending.
“These four companies are benefitting from the use of NanoLumens’ proprietary technology that we have invested considerable time and resources in developing,” Cope emphasized. “Our intellectual property is the core of our company’s uniqueness, and we will vigorously protect it.”
NanoLumens says that for many years it has focused on developing and producing a universal modular display that can be made into any size, shape, curvature, or pixel density. This focus has reportedly resulted in many innovations, patents, and patents pending covering key aspects of the technology portfolio. The company asserts that collectively these innovations deliver superb performance in its flexible Nixel™ display module. The company further contends that patented features enable the NanoLumens Nixel™ display module to accept a wide continuum of changing curvatures and placements, seamlessly tile and re-tile display surfaces, and maintain pixel-to-pixel uniformity.