Major retailers targeted by U. of Calif. in lawsuits

July 31, 2019 | Reuters via KFGO.com

Five major retailers, including Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc, were targeted in lawsuits filed on Tuesday by the University of California over what it called the “existential threat” posed by foreign manufacturers that infringe schools’ patents.

Amazon.com, Walmart, Target Inc, Ikea AB [IKEA.UL] and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc were accused of infringing four of the university’s patents related to “filament” LED light bulbs, which use less energy and last longer than traditional light bulbs.

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