Byron Bilicki

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Precision Solar Controls, Inc. v. Truck-Lite, Co., Inc.

Precision Solar Controls, Inc. v. Truck-Lite, Co., Inc., Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division

  • Represented Defendant alleged to have infringed a patent directed to an LED lamp with associated optics
  • After discovery had begun, the Court ordered the parties to mediate their dispute
  • In preparation for the mediation hearing, an invalidity search revealed prior art not previously before the Patent Examiner, which seriously called into question the patent’s validity
  • During the mediation hearing, the mediator, a retired Texas State Court Judge, recommended that plaintiff accept a “de minimis” amount in view of the evidence of invalidity.  The defendant accepted the recommendation and promptly settled the case against our client.