Lynk Labs, Inc. v. Acuity Brands, Inc.


Haynes and Boone, LLP helped client Lynk Labs, Inc., a leading LED technology manufacturer, settle a patent infringement and breach of contract suit against Acuity Brands, Inc.

In 2015, Lynk sued Juno Lighting, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric that Acuity acquired, in federal court for infringing patents related to LED lighting.

Following nearly two years of litigation, Haynes and Boone helped its client successfully resolve the matter.

“This is a significant achievement and winning milestone for Lynk and its shareholders,” Mike Miskin, chairman and CEO of Lynk Labs, Inc., said in a press statement issued by the company. “This settlement validates the value and contribution made by Lynk and our intellectual property in the LED industry.”

Lynk was represented by a multi-office Haynes and Boone team that included Chicago Partners Jim Shimota (Picture) and Howard Levin; Chicago Associates Aaron Taggart, Braden Tilghman and Christian Hines; Dallas Associate Michelle Jacobs and Palo Alto Associate Nicole Johnson.

Acuity filed IPRs against two of the patents-in-suit. Dallas Partner David McCombs, Richardson Partner David O’Dell, Austin Partner David O’Brien, Orange County Partner Tom King, and Austin Associate Raghav Bajaj contributed to top-shelf patent owner responses.

Involved fees earner: James Shimota – Haynes and Boone; David O’Dell – Haynes and Boone; David O’Brien – Haynes and Boone; Thomas King – Haynes and Boone; Raghav Bajaj – Haynes and Boone; Howard Levin – Haynes and Boone; Aaron Taggart – Haynes and Boone; Braden Tilghman – Haynes and Boone; Michelle Jacobs – Haynes and Boone; Nicole Johnson – Haynes and Boone; David McCombs – Haynes and Boone;

Law Firms: Haynes and Boone;

Clients: Lynk Labs Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti