LOS ANGELES – An Ohio company alleges three Los Angeles businesses have copied its patented designs for exit signs and lamp supports.

Best Lighting Products Inc. filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against AH Lighting, AH Lamps One Inc., AH26 LLC, Kamran Neydavoud and Does 1-10 alleging patent infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it discovered that the defendants had reproduced copies of three of its products, all of which were registered and assigned patent numbers '085, '808 and Design Patent D440,336 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

The plaintiff holds AH Lighting, AH Lamps One Inc., AH26 LLC, Kamran Neydavoud and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly made, used and/or sold the devices using the patented invention without consent from plaintiff and with full knowledge of their allegedly unlawful acts.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoining defendants from further infringement, damages, profits from infringement, costs of suit, attorneys' fees and other relief that the court deems just. It is represented by James Petruzzi of The Petruzzi Law Firm in Houston and Everett G. Diederiks Jr. and Nicholas N. Whitelaw of Diederiks & Whitelaw PLC in Woodbridge, Virginia.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 16-cv-06340

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