IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 05, 2007

Seoul Semiconductor files a Complaint against Nichia with U.S.I.T.C.

Seoul Semiconductor Corp. filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) alleging that Nichia Corporation engaged in unfair trade practices through the importation and sales of Gallium Nitride (GaN) based laser diode products that infringe Seoul Semiconductor's U.S. Patent No. 5,321,713 ('713 patent). Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 14, 2007

SEOUL SEMICONDUTOR ANSWERS ON NICHIAs PATENT INFRINGEMENT SUIT

Seoul Semiconductor has substantially prevailed at U.S. Design Case. - Found Not Liable for Damages on 3 of 4 Nichia Corporation’s U.S. Design Patents. Seoul Semicondutor files patent infringement suit against Nichia in the US. - It is pertaining to its patent covering all of Nichia's LED products. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 12, 2007

Northern District of California jury affirmed Seoul Semiconductor’s infringement of Nichia patents

Nichia Corporation announced today that the jury unanimously rendered a verdict that found the infringement of Nichia’s design patents in the infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California brought by Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) against Seoul Semiconductor, Ltd. and Seoul Semiconductor, Inc.(verdict form) Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 31, 2007

OSRAM wins patent dispute with Kingbright in the German courts

The District Court of Düsseldorf has upheld almost all the claims of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of opto-semiconductors, in its patent dispute with the Taiwanese LED manufacturer Kingbright. The court ruled that Kingbright had infringed basic patent and utility model rights of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. In accordance with the judgment, Kingbright may no longer sell many of its LED products in Germany and must also destroy its stocks of these products currently in Germany. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 31, 2007

Patent exchange triggers progress in LED technology

The Japanese high-tech company Toyoda Gosei Ltd. (Aichi/Japan) and OSRAM GmbH (Munich/Germany) have signed an agreement for the mutual use of patents for certain LED and laser technologies. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 29, 2007

Seoul High Court in Korea confirms decision from the Patent Court of Korea in favour of SSC

Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ; 046890), the leading LED manufacturer in Korea and the eight largest in the world, today announced that on October 24, 2007, the Seoul High Court in Korea has ruled in favour of Seoul Semiconductor in an appeal on a decision from the Seoul Central District Court to turned down Seoul Semiconductor’s lawsuit against Itswell, a Korea-based LED manufacturer. Seoul Semiconductor lawsuit sought damages for past infringement of its utility patent for producing white LED as well as an injunction against any further infringing activities. The Seoul High Court also ruled on October 24 that Itswell shall pay Seoul Semiconductor damages compensation in the amount of US$1.2 million. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 23, 2007

PHILIPS SOLID-STATE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS AND BOCA FLASHER SIGN LICENSING AGREEMENT

Philips Solid-State Lighting Solutions, the new entity formed by Philips' acquisition of Color Kinetics, today announced that Boca Flasher has licensed its worldwide patent portfolio, allowing for increased product depth and capabilities of Boca Flasher's intelligent LED lighting products. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 22, 2007

SSC Wins Repeated Attempts to Challenge its White LED Patent

Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), one of the eight largest LED manufacturers in the world, announced that on October 11, 2007 the Patent Court of Korea turned down appeals brought by Taiwan-based Advanced Optoelectronic Technology Inc.(AOT) and Korea-based ITSWELL to overturn earlier decisions from the Korean Intellectual Property Tribunal. The Tribunal had rejected patent invalidation actions brought by AOT and ITSWELL against Seoul Semiconductors utility patent for producing white LED. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 22, 2007

EPISTAR SUES TO STOP LUMILEDS FROM CONTINUED UNFAIR COMPETITION AND FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT

Epistar Corporation today announced that, on October 10, 2007 (U.S. time) it filed a complaint (“the Complaint”) against Philips Lumileds Lighting Company to stop Lumileds from competing unfairly and interfering with Epistar’s business relations, for breaching the terms of a Settlement Agreement, and for a declaration of contractual rights. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 11, 2007

Seoul Semiconductor reacts on Nichia's Lawsuit

Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), one of the eight largest LED manufacturers in the world, announced today that on September 17, 2007 Nichia Corporation filed a lawsuit in the Seoul Central District Court against Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ("Seoul Semiconductor"). The suit alleges that Seoul Semiconductor's blue chips for white LED products (part no. TWH104-HS), which Seoul Semiconductor produces and sells, infringe on Nichia's Korean patent (no. 406201). Nichia seeks damages for past infringement as well as an injunction against any further infringing activity. Seoul Semiconductor received the complaint from Nichia on Oct 1st, 2007 and following its investigation, responds it is clear that Seoul Semiconductor has not infringed on the patent (no 406201). Seoul Semiconductor has patent technologies as below and has not infringed on the patent above. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 10, 2007

Nichia agressively forces Patent Infringement Lawsuits: 2nd Lawsuit against Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. over White LEDs in Korea

Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") announced today that it filed a new lawsuit on October 10, 2007, in the Seoul Central District Court against Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. ("Seoul Semiconductor") for infringing Nichia's patent. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 02, 2007

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denies Epistar’s motion to stay ITC exclusion order pending appeal

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has denied Epistar’s request to stay enforcement of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) limited exclusion order prohibiting importation of Epistar’s OMA, MB, and GB products into the United States. The ITC earlier denied a similar request by Epistar. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 01, 2007

Toyoda Gosei and OSRAM GmbH enter Agreement concerning LED-related patents

Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (“Toyoda Gosei”) and OSRAM GmbH, Germany (“OSRAM”), entered an agreement to allow the companies (including subsidiaries) to use each other’s patents for specific technologies in Group III-V nitride compound semiconductor light emitting diodes (“LEDs”), which include white LEDs technology. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 27, 2007

Led package structure and method for manufacturing the same

LED package structure according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention A LED package structure is disclosed. The LED package structure includes a substrate, a light emitting diode, a plasma chemical vapor deposition layer and a transparent material layer, wherein the substrate has a plurality of contacts. The light emitting diode is disposed on the substrate and electrically contacted to the contacts. The plasma chemical vapor deposition layer is disposed on the light emitting diode and the refractive index of the plasma chemical vapor deposition layer is smaller than that of the light emitting diode. The transparent material layer is disposed on the plasma chemical vapor deposition layer and the refractive index of the transparent material layer is smaller than that of the plasma chemical vapor deposition layer. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 21, 2007

Competitive Technologies Signs Marketing Agreement for Over 50 LED Patented Technologies

Competitive Technologies, Inc. (AMEX: CTT) announced today that it has signed a marketing and royalty sharing agreement with a Fortune 100 company to license and commercialize their group of over 50 U.S. patents related to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). The LED industry, also referred to as Solid State Lighting (SSL), is undergoing rapid growth and is projected to be a $7 billion industry in three years. Read more »

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