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 delivered."
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.
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 (NYSE:CODI).
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