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IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 02, 2009

Seoul Semicoductor and Nichia Settle Litigation and Enter into a Cross-License

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Nichia Corporation announced that they have settled all litigations on patent and other issues as well as other legal disputes ("Litigations") currently pending between them in the United States, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, and Korea.

The settlement includes a cross license agreement covering LED and laser diode technologies, which will permit the companies to access all of each other's patented technologies.
    
In accordance with the settlement terms, all litigations will be terminated as promptly as possible by mutual withdrawals, with the exception of litigation in Germany involving patent DE 691-07-630 T2 of EP 0-437-385 B1, which will be resolved following in February 2009 hearing.

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