13 October 2020
Seoul Semi obtains injunction in Germany against Leuchtstark
South Korean LED maker Seoul Semiconductor Co Ltd says that it has obtained a permanent injunction and destruction in a patent litigation against Leuchtstark Vertriebs GmbH for infringement of its patents in Germany.
Infringing products are LED light bulbs manufactured by Klite Lighting, a subsidiary of Signify (formerly Philips Lighting). In other recent litigations, Seoul has also obtained two permanent injunctions against Philips brand television products.
The District Court of Düsseldorf also ordered the distributor to recall infringing products sold after October 2017 from commercial customers and to destroy those products.
“To enjoy benefits of the second-generation technology, Seoul’s intellectual property is absolutely necessary,” say Chung Hoon Lee and Young Joo Lee, CEOs of Seoul. “Seoul has a patent license relationship with Nichia Corp and NS only and has no other such a relationship with Korean or US LED companies,” they add.