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5 June 2019

Seoul Semiconductor files patent suit against European distributor of MEGAMAN lighting products

South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd has filed a lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf asserting that European LED lighting distributor Leuchtstark Vertriebs GmbH is selling a ‘MEGAMAN’ brand lighting product that infringes two of its LED patents. MEGAMAN is an Asian-based LED lamp brand. Seoul is currently investigating Leuchstark’s OEM/ODM manufacturers as well as other distributors.

The asserted patents relate to one of Seoul’s LED light extraction patent portfolios. In December, Seoul successfully enforced a patent in the field of LED light extraction technology, and the District Court of Düsseldorf ordered an injunction against sales of the accused Everlight products as well as a recall of any such products sold after 13 July 2012.

Seoul holds rights to more than 14,000 LED patents, and has notified 90 companies regarding TVs, cell phones, lighting and automobiles of patent infringements in the past year. Seoul has successfully enforced 62 patents in eight countries in the past five years.

“Respecting intellectual property is essential to establish a fair competition business culture,” says Nam Ki-bum, executive VP of the Lighting Department at Seoul Semiconductor. “We will take all necessary legal actions against companies that have suspicions of infringing our patents or of unlawful access to our trade secret by luring employees, as we have done against Everlight.”

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