Power supplier Power-One Inc. has filed a lawsuit against rival power supplier Artesyn Technologies Inc. for allegedly infringing several patents related to power converters.
The suit, filed the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division., revolves around patent numbers 6,936,999 (the '999 patent, issued Aug. 30, 2005) and 6,949,916 (the '916 patent, issued Sept. 27, 2005) held by Power-One.
In its complaint, Power-One (Camarillo, Calif.) alleges that Artesyn (Boca Raton, Fla.) is infringing the '999 and '916 patents by making, using, selling, or offering to sell its recently-announced DPL20C POL converter. The converter, announced by Artesyn Sept. 13, 2005, was introduced as the first in a family of DC/DC converters which comply with operate under the PMBus protocol.
The lawsuit seeks compensatory damages and a permanent injunction to prohibit Artesyn from making, using, selling or offering to sell infringing products, including the DPL20C POL converter.