CORONA, Calif., May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterno Home
Inc. ("Sterno Home"), a worldwide leading innovator in flameless
candles, today announced that it has filed a multi-claim,
multi-count, patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court
for the Central District of California against L&L Candle Company, LLC
("L&L"). Specifically, L&L (and related entities)
make, import, distribute and sell a wide range of flameless candles
that violate six (6) Sterno Home patents. Sterno Home seeks money
damages and an injunction to stop L&L's infringement. The
infringing products are L&L's "Moving Flame," "Matrix," "Wick
to Flame" and "Push Flame" flameless candles sold under the
LIGHTLi, Luminara, and Matchless Candle brands.
Sterno Home's patent portfolio protects its state-of-the-art
flameless candles, which are sold under Sterno Home's
Mirage®, Mirage® Gold, iFlicker®,
Sterno Home® and Candle Impressions® brands.
"As the founder of the LED candle category, we take immense pride
in our company's dedicated investment in research and design, in
securing U.S. patents covering our innovations, and offering
customers innovative flameless candle offerings," said Steve Chamberlin, President of Consumer Products
at Sterno Group. "Recently, L&L began a baseless campaign to
interfere with our flameless candle business and our customer
relationships. While we welcome vigorous marketplace competition,
blatant copying of our patented technology will not be tolerated.
We are confident the court will conclude that, in fact, L&L has
infringed on Sterno Home's pioneering patent rights and will force
them to stop. We will use all necessary resources to expose L&L
and demonstrate their deliberate infringement of our patents. We
are also committed to ensuring that our customers can expect the
same supply of our patented flameless candles that we have long
Sterno Home is represented by McAndrews, Held, & Malloy,
Ltd., who has been its legal counsel for many years in flameless
candle patent matters, and is one of the country's elite
intellectual property litigation law firms. "Sterno Home's
flameless candle innovations are covered by dozens of patents, many
of which were granted years before L&L commenced its infringing
conduct. We will stop L&L's baseless marketplace interference,
and prove that L&L's knockoff products infringe on Sterno
Home's asserted patent rights," said Christopher V. Carani, Esq., a partner at
McAndrews and Sterno Home's lead counsel.
For more information on the filing, click here for Complaint and
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About The Sterno Group
Headquartered in Corona, California, The Sterno Group consists
of the companies Sterno Products LLC, Sterno Home Inc., and
Rimports Inc. who are the leading manufacturers and marketers in
their respective segments. Sterno Home is part of The Sterno Group,
which is a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings
About Sterno Home, Inc.
The innovative leader in
realistic looking and themed flameless candles and a broad line of
DIY outdoor home and pathway lighting found at most retailers in
the US and Canada.
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