LIGHTNING RELEASES: TUCSON, AZ (10/24/2014) — Williams & Lake, LLC, continues to enforce its exclusive license on U.S. Patents #6943677 and #6720871 for inventions it uses in the manufacture of the SAFETY F1RST™ Brake Light rear end collision avoidance system. Following a decision by the Arizona State Court, Pima County, AZ that enforcement of those patent rights is within the jurisdiction of the federal courts the company re-filed its patent infringement suit against Kinetech (also known as Pulse Protects) on October 1, 2014 in the United States District Court for the Southern District, Indianapolis, IN, (Case No. 1:14-CV-0574-TWP-DKL) and on August 3, 2014 filed a similar suit in the United States District Court for Arizona (Case No. 4:2014cv02284). The company had allowed a prior federal suit to be dismissed during pending settlement discussions with Kinetech that were unsuccessful.
As with the other Patents and Intellectual Property owned by the company, Williams & Lake, LLC maintains a strong policy to pursue any potential infringements through all legal remedies under US Patent and other laws, explained Loren Lemke, Williams & Lake’s President.
Williams & Lake, LLC, acquired the patents from Trans Alert, LLC, for inventions used in the patented process designed that when a driver steps on the brake pedal, the third brake light brightens and dims four (4) times within four (4) seconds and then remains solid (the primary service brake lights continue to operate normally). The brightening and dimming does not repeat upon any subsequent application of the service brakes for a lock-out time period of five (5) seconds from an immediately precedent application so as not to annoy trailing drivers in stop-and-go traffic.
Williams & Lake, LLC U.S. Patents #6943677 (awarded September 2005) and #6720871 (awarded April 2004) apply to the SAFETY F1RST™ Brake Light rear end collision avoidance system which the company has the exclusive license to manufacture and sell the inventions claimed in the patents to distribute throughout the United States.
Williams & Lake
Williams & Lake, LLC the parent company of SAFETY F1RST™ and its founders are committed to manufacturing, sales, and distribution of the SAFETY F1RST™ product. The Tucson, AZ –based founders of Williams & Lake are a team of executives that have extensive automotive, business, manufacturing, and sales experience and are dedicated to delivering the highest quality and safest products available to the marketplace. For more information, visit http://safetyfirstbrakelight.com/.
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Loren Lemcke, Williams & Lake, LLC Phone: 520-229-0820
3911 North Highway Drive, Tucson, AZ 85705