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DMF Lighting Files Patent Infringement and Unfair Competition Lawsuit Against ELCO Lighting


(DMF), a leader in LED downlighting innovation,
announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against ELCO Lighting, Inc.
(ELCO), in the United States District Court for the Central District of
California, Case No. 2:18-cv-07090.

The lawsuit alleges that ELCO is willfully infringing DMF's U.S. Patent
No. 9,964,266 by selling an imitation of DMF's award-winning DRD2 LED
Module. The DRD2 Module is a compact LED light engine that creates
downlighting systems that are simple to specify, install, and maintain,
and that can be used across many different lighting
environments. Offered under DMF's OneFrame System and OneLED brands, the
DRD2 Module has revolutionized recessed lighting technology since its
introduction in 2014. The DRD2 Module facilitates a flexible, modular
approach that combines versatile light module and trim options for both
compact junction box and architectural recessed fixture applications.

The lawsuit alleges that ELCO has tried to cause confusion in the
marketplace regarding the origin of DMF's products sold under the
OneFrame and OneLED marks (the "One Marks") and ELCO'S copycat products,
including by promoting the infringing products under the trademark
"UNO," meaning "ONE."

Michael Danesh, inventor of the DRD2 Module, stated: "At DMF, we believe
in creating quality products by consistently investing in our
innovation. We are committed to protecting our investments in research
and development so that we can continue to create award-winning products
and deliver exceptional value to our customers."

About DMF

DMF Lighting designs and builds LED downlighting that sets the bar for
simplicity, flexibility and quality. At our in-house R&D lab, our
engineers and designers are at work constantly pushing boundaries and
refining products to ensure that your light and lighting consistently
exceeds expectations. Every DMF product delivers outstanding performance
and aesthetics while saving you time and money year after year. To learn
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