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19 May 2008


Nichia files UK lawsuit against Seoul’s Acriche products

Nichia Corp has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the UK against Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd and its UK distributor Avnet EMG Ltd seeking injunctive relief and compensation for damages.

The subject of the lawsuit is the Acriche Series white LED product manufactured by Seoul Semiconductor, which Nichia believes infringes its two patents EP(UK)599224 and EP(UK)622858.

Nichia also has lawsuits in progress for injunctive relief and compensation for damages against Seoul Semiconductor (including its Japanese and US subsidiaries too in certain cases) in the US for design patent infringement of side-view white LEDs, and in both Japan and Korea for patent infringement of both white power LEDs and chip-type white LEDs.

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