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20 August 2008


Nichia files US patent lawsuit against Seoul Semiconductor

Japanese LED maker Nichia Corp has filed a patent infringement suit in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Korean rival Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd (SSC), its US subsidiary Seoul Semiconductor Inc and its US distributor Avnet Inc alle, alleging that SSC’s LED products including Acriche infringe upon Nichia’s US patent no. 6,870,191. The lawsuit seeks an injunction from future infringements and an award of damages.

Nichia already has currently pending infringement lawsuits filed in the USA, Japan, Korea, the UK and Germany against Seoul Semiconductor and/or its subsidiaries for injunctive relief and compensation for damages.

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