IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 24, 2008

Nichia files Patent Infringement Lawsuit (2nd Lawsuit) against Japan Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. over White LEDs

Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) announced today that it filed an action with Tokyo District Court against Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. of Japan (“Seoul Semiconductor of Japan”), a Japanese subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul Semiconductor”), in which Nichia claims for the prohibition of infringement upon the patent right held by Nichia and compensation for damages.

The complaint alleges that white LED products that are sold by Seoul Semiconductor of Japan (BW104-S, WH104, WH104-C, TWH104-H, MPW104-F1, WH107, WH201, WH601, WH108-S, WH108, FCW100, FCW100Z, FCW101Z, WH1222) infringe Nichia’s patent (Patent No. 3900144), and that Nichia seeks monetary damages for past infringement as well as an injunction against any further infringing activity

In order to contribute to the promotion of fair market where intellectual property rights are respected, Nichia will take measure continuously throughout the world against any company which infringes Nichia’s intellectual property rights.

In addition, an infringement action filed by Nichia against Seoul Semiconductor based upon intellectual property rights is in progress in the U.S.,Korea and Japan.

For additional information please visit http://www.nichia.com/about_nichia/2008/2008_042401.html.

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