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17 November 2021

Court orders search and seizure of products from suspected infringers of Seoul Viosys’ patents in Europe

LED product maker Seoul Viosys Co Ltd – an affiliate of Sensor Electronic Technology Inc (SETi) and a subsidiary of South Korea’s Seoul Semiconductor – says that, in September, the Judicial Court of Paris, France ordered a search and seizure against a multi-national electric retailer and its suppliers for distributing UV LED sterilizers suspected of infringing Seoul Viosys’ patents.

Seoul Viosys had filed a patent infringement complaint with the French court. Under the French court’s order, bailiffs seized products from the business offices of those companies located in Paris and Lille to secure evidence of suspected infringement.

As developers of second-generation technologies, Seoul Viosys and its affiliates say they have obtained permanent injunctions and orders of recall against products infringing their patented technologies.

For example, SSI (currently Mediana Electronics) was the subject of a search and seizure for supplying South Korea’s largest companies with white LED chips, infringing Seoul Semiconductor’s technology in order to generate hundreds of billions of Korean won in sales revenues, says the firm. SSI’s employees were arrested for stealing Seoul’s technology.

Recently, Seoul Viosys and its strategic partners also obtained a series of permanent injunctions or judgments for patent infringement in the USA and Europe against various UV LED makers (such as RayVio, Everlight, Bolb, Epileds and LED Engin) and they continue to pursue additional enforcements against some of those manufacturers.

Seoul Viosys has been collaborating for over 20 years with SETi, a pioneer in UV LED technology. Together, the firms co-developed Violeds technology, which can effectively disinfect water, air space and surfaces, including the elimination of 99.437% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in less than 1 second. Seoul Viosys expects the probability of infection to be reduced to 3% in an indoor environment when using Violeds. Violeds technology also has applications in deodorization and 3D printing. Based on its technology, Seoul Viosys supplies LED solutions for refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and water purifiers to the top three global companies in Korea, the USA and China.

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Tags: Seoul Semiconductor Sensor Electronic Technology UV LEDs