Robertson Worldwide Secures Complete Victory in Claim Construction Proceeding in Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Super X Manufacturing Ltd.

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Illinois-based lighting ballast manufacturer Robertson Worldwide has prevailed on every issue in the claim construction phase of its patent infringement lawsuit against Defendants Super X Manufacturing, General Electric, Etlin-Daniels, Halco Lighting Technologies, Hatch Transformers, Inc., Howard Industries Inc., and Keystone Technologies, LLC.

A Chicago federal district judge recently ruled on the meaning of the terms in Robertson’s patents asserted in the lawsuit, and adopted the meaning of the terms that Robertson urged for every disputed term in Robertson’s patents. The judge also rejected the Defendants’ arguments that Robertson’s asserted patent claims are invalid because the claims are allegedly indefinite.

Robertson’s patent infringement lawsuit contends that the United States-based Defendants purchased electronic ballasts for fluorescent lighting from Hong Kong-based Defendant Super X, and then illegally sold those ballasts in the United States under their own labels. The electronic ballasts at issue use patented technology invented by Robertson. Robertson alleges that Super X obtained the ballast designs from Robertson after Robertson contracted with Super X to manufacture Robertson’s ballasts, which incorporate its patented technology. Robertson contends that Super X then illegally sold identical ballasts containing the patented design to Robertson’s competitors. Robertson is seeking monetary damages and an injunction against all Defendants.

Robertson’s CEO, Mr. William “Sandy” Bryant, stated that, “the Court’s decision clears the path for us to proceed to trial against the Defendants”.

Robertson is represented by the law firm Skiermont Puckett LLP. The lawsuit is Robertson Transformer Co. d/b/a Robertson Worldwide v. GE Lighting, LLC et al., No. 1:12-cv-08094 (N.D. Ill.).

About Robertson Worldwide
Robertson Worldwide designs and manufactures the highest quality LED drivers and ballasts for fluorescent, ultraviolet and HID energy efficient lighting. Robertson’s patented products provide the most comprehensive set of safety features available and Robertson continues to deliver the broadest line of ballasts in the industry. Robertson has numerous successful patent applications related to LED drivers that yield innovations in efficiency, size and reliability. Robertson’s microprocessor designs incorporate wireless control, dimming interfaces, line fault detection and performance monitoring, in addition to programmable drive voltages and currents. Robertson is based in Blue Island, Illinois. Inquiries may be directed to Paul J. Skiermont, 214-978-6600,

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