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24 October 2019

Seoul Semiconductor wins permanent injunction against Fry’s selling Philips TV product

South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd says that, in a patent infringement lawsuit against Fry’s Electronics (one of the largest big-box retailer of consumer electronics in the USA), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has issued a permanent injunction against the sales of several TV and lighting products, including a Philips TV product as well as light bulbs from Feit Electric.

In its litigation, Seoul asserted 19 patented technologies significant for LED TV and bulb components, including a multi-wavelength insulation reflector widely used for ‘0.5W to 3W’-level mid-power LED packages, BLU (back-light unit) lens technology for providing an even distribution of light on a display, LED packages with enhanced durability, and WICOP (wafer-level integrated chip on PCB) patents enabling LED chips to be soldered to a PCB without an LED package.

In particular, Seoul’s ‘BLU Lens Technology’ is claimed to be unique technology applicable to not only TVs and monitors but also any type of flat display that distributes light evenly on a wide area of the display unit.

Seoul has recently obtained a series of permanent injunctions in the USA and Germany, prohibiting the sale of various infringing products such as high-power LED packages, mid-power LED packages, LED light bulbs, LED filament bulbs and LED TVs.

“We hope that Seoul’s success story based on significant R&D efforts will set a good example for young entrepreneurs and small businesses struggling to have their talents recognized in the market,” says Seoul’s founder Chung Hoon Lee. “We will continue necessary actions against companies that we suspect of infringing our patents or of having unlawful access to our trade secrets by soliciting employees,” he ads.

See related items:

Seoul Semiconductor files patent lawsuit against second Philips TV display distributor

Seoul Semiconductor sues TV retailer Fry’s Electronics for LED patent infringement

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