26 June 2012

SemiLEDs and Cree end patent litigation against each other

LED chip and component maker SemiLEDs Corp of Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan and LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA have agreed to end their respective patent infringement litigation against each other.

As part of the settlement, SemiLEDs has agreed to make a one-time payment to Cree for past damages. It has also agreed to the entry of an injunction (effective 1 October) that prohibits the importation and sale of SemiLEDs’ accused products in the USA. The parties have agreed to withdraw the remaining claims without prejudice to the right to assert their respective claims in the future.

“The resolution emphasizes the breadth and importance of Cree’s patent portfolio and its determination to ensure that Cree’s intellectual property rights are respected,” says the firm’s chief intellectual property counsel Julio Garceran.

“The conclusion of the disputes between SemiLEDs and Cree will allow us to now focus our full resources on developing our business and serving our customers,” says SemiLEDs’ VP of business development & general counsel Adam Lin. “We continue to innovate and are introducing to the market an exciting, new line of LED products,” he adds.

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