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Litigation Update re 222 µm Lighting Patent Issued to S. Edward Neister & Used by High Energy Ozone LLC d/b/a Far-UV Sterilray

Eden Park Illumination, Inc., Larson Electronics LLC, Far UV Technologies, Inc., and Ushio America, Inc., have asked the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to enter a third final written decision saying many of the claims made about a method and apparatus for sterilizing and disinfecting air and surfaces using UVC light to destroy viruses, bacteria,…

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Finds Claims in 222 µm Lighting Patent Issued to S. Edward Neister & Used by High Energy Ozone LLC d/b/a Far-UV Sterilray Unpatentable

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board released an 80-page final written decision this week agreeing with Eden Park Illumination, Inc., Larson Electronics LLC, Far UV Technologies, Inc., and Ushio America, Inc., many of the claims made about a method and apparatus for sterilizing and disinfecting air and surfaces using UVC light to destroy viruses, bacteria,…

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Preliminarily Rules Some Claims in U.S. Patent Issued to S. Edward Neister & Used by High Energy Ozone LLC d/b/a Far-UV Sterilray May Be Invalid

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has determined there’s a reasonable likelihood Eden Park Illumination, Inc., Larson Electronics LLC, Far UV Technologies, Inc., and Ushio America, Inc., will be able to show some of the claims made about a method and apparatus for sterilizing and disinfecting air and surfaces using UVC light to destroy viruses,…

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Sterilray Says Far-UV does not rely on air circulation to destroys Covid

Over the past two years, Sterilray Inc. says, we have been enveloped in the world of the Coronavirus. This pandemic is not over, in fact we are at the beginning of another surge that may again be repeated and get worse this winter. Far-UV is a passive control from the perspective of the  individual.Far-UV is…

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Patent Trial and Appeal Board Will Review U.S. Patent No. 9,700,642 Issued to S. Edward Neister & Used by High Energy Ozone LLC d/b/a Far-UV Sterilray

Eden Park Illumination, Inc., Larson Electronics LLC, Far UV Technologies, Inc., and Ushio America, Inc., convinced the P.T.A.B. there’s a reasonable likelihood they might prevail in their challenge of the method and apparatus for sterilizing and disinfecting air and surfaces using UVC light to destroy viruses, bacteria, spores and other pathogens, described in U.S. Patent…

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Judge Lynn Declines Larson’s Request to Put Sterilray Litigation On Hold Pending Decision from Patent Trial and Appeal Board

As previously shared with UV Reporter subscribers, Larson Electronics LLC, Eden Park Illumination, Inc., Far UV Technologies, Inc., and Ushio America, Inc., want the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to invalidate all 18 claims asserted in U.S. Patent No. 9,700,642. The quartet of appellants contends the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office goofed when it issued and…

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Free Copy of 188-page Transcript of Oct. 7 Technology Tutorial Conference & Claim Construction Hearing in Healthe v. Sterilray Now Available to UV Reporter Subscribers

Prior to Healthe, Inc., filing its chapter 7 bankruptcy petition, the ultraviolet sanitation company sought a declaratory judgment against High Energy Ozone LLC d/b/a/ Far-UV Sterilray and Inventor S. Edward Neister saying it wasn’t infringing on those entities’ germicidal UV patents. Sterilray argued before the Honorable Roy B. Dalton, Jr., all of the words used…

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Larson Answers & Moves to Dismiss Sterilray’s First Amended Complaint Alleging Infringement on 222 nm UV Technology Patents

In an Answer and a Motion to Dismiss filed in federal court this week, Larson Electronics LLC says it doesn’t infringe on any patent in which S. Edward Neister of Dover, N.H., and High Energy Ozone LLC d/b/a Far-UV Sterilray have any interest. Larson tells the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn in the U.S. District Court…

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Healthe, Inc. (Litigating With Sterilray) Seeks Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Protection in Delaware

Healthe, Inc. — seeking a declaratory judgment saying it isn’t infringing on High Energy Ozone LLC d/b/a/ Far-UV Sterilray and Inventor S. Edward Neister’s ultraviolet technology patents — filed a petition under chapter 7 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in Wilmington, Del. David W. Carickhoff serves as the Chapter 7 Trustee and intends to hold…

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Larson Electronics Expands On Its Sterilray-Can’t-Patent-Sunlight Argument

In a 14-page Reply filed last week, Larson Electronics LLC tells the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn High Energy Ozone LLC d/b/a Far-UV Sterilray’s explanation in its 31-page legal filing earlier this month about why U.S. Patent Nos. 8,975,605 and 9,700,642 aren’t attempts to patent natural sunlight is wrong. “Each Asserted Claim expressly recites a natural law—the relationship between UV wavelength and…

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