NPE Sues Acer and Vizio with LED Fabrication Patent from Xerox
Bluestone Innovations [NPE] filed two separate suits against Acer and Vizio, alleging that the defendants’ LED backlit monitors and televisions infringe a patent related to group III-V nitride films that are fabricated on mesas. Bluestone has filed five prior suits since May 2010 against over 15 defendants including Best Buy, Epistar Corp, Formosa Epitaxy, LG Electronics, OSRAM, and SemiLEDs. The patent-in-suit originated with Xerox and was assigned to Bluestone in September 2012. 9/13, Eastern District of Virginia, assigned to District Judge Robert G. Doumar and referred to Magistrate Judge Tommy E. Miller, 2:2012cv00509; assigned to District Judge Henry C. Morgan, Jr and referred to Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Miller, 2:2012cv00510; assigned to District Judge Robert E. Payne, 3:2012cv00665.