On January 24, 2011, Illumination Innovation, LLC, filed a patent infringement suit against 14 retailers on a patent related to an LED assembly for flashlights (U.S. Patent No. 6,502,952). The retailer defendants include Ace Hardware Corporation; Amazon.com, Inc.; Lowe's Home Centers, Inc.; Sears, Roebuck and Company; Super Brights LEDS, Inc.; and TerraLUX, Inc. This lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, and is court case 2:11-cv-00027-TJW.
Illumination Innovation, LLC is a privately-held, Idaho-based company.