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Judge Dismisses Pass & Seymour In Lutron Patent Infringement Case


Harmony Dimmer

WEST HARTFORD, CT, January 30, 2012 – A judge has made a final ruling in a patent infringement complaint filed by Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., against Pass & Seymour concerning its range of Harmony Dimmers. The case was originally filed against Pass & Seymour and others on May 16, 2011.

On November 2, 2011, Administrative Law Judge Theodore R. Essex formally dismissed Pass & Seymour, Inc. as a respondent in Investigation No. 337-TA-776 that was pending at the United States International Trade Commission.

Pat Davin, Vice President and General Manager at Legrand/Pass & Seymour said, “We are happy with the outcome. Pass & Seymour is a company that has built and maintained its reputation on innovation, good business ethics, customer centricity and collaboration with our wide range of partners. We are committed to protecting our own intellectual property while respecting the IP of others. Delivering industry leading products, like the Harmony Dimmer range will continue to be important for us.”

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About Legrand
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Named to Forbes’2011 list of the 100 Most Innovative Companies, Legrand believes innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.7 billion in 2010.  Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819).  www.legrand.us