LED Business News

Tokyo District Court Dismisses Everlight Patent Infringement Claims Against Nichia, Citizen, and Daiko

Nichia of Japan reported that the Tokyo District Court dismissed Everlight’s patent infringement lawsuit seeking injunctions. On October 5, 2018, Nichia says that the Tokyo District Court in Japan completely dismissed the claims of Everlight in the a patent infringement lawsuit that Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. filed against Nichia Corporation, …

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Taiwan LED Makers Post Lower Revenues Compared to First Three Quarters of 2017

Three major Tawain-based LED makers, Everlight Electronics, Lextar, and Epistar, all posted on-year drops in September revenues, according to a DigiTimes article. LED packaging service provider Everlight reported September consolidated revenues of NT$2.043 billion (US$66.7 million), lowering 7.71% compared to the previous month and 13.11% compared to September of 2017. …

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Everlight Reports Favorable Final Ruling in US Patent Case Against Nichia

Everlight Electronics (known as Yiguang Electronics in China) reported that the Federal Circuit Court of Michigan issued a final judgment on October 1, 2018, related to the company’s case against the Japanese firm, Nichia. The ruling dismissed Nichia’s the request for an appeal and reaffirmed the validity of Everlight’s US …

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Archipelago and Seoul Settle Patent Disputes

Seoul Semiconductor based in Ansan, South Korea, reported that it and Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. have resolved two patent infringement lawsuits it filed against Archipelago Lighting, Inc. in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Central District of California. Archipelago sells LED bulbs. In 2017, Seoul filed the company’s first …

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Osram Opto Semiconductors Joins ISELED Alliance to Develop Smart RGB LED Modules for Automotive Interior Applications

Osram Opto Semiconductors of Regensburg, Germany has joined the ISELED Alliance. The ISELED Alliance, an open alliance which was founded in 2016, plans to provide the technology that enables smart RGB LEDs for automotive interior lighting. The Alliance is developing the complete ecosystem for a smart RGB LED including the …

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Seoul Semiconductor Settles with Philcor

Seoul Semiconductor with Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., reported that the U.S. Federal District Court for Nevada issued a judgment in favor of Seoul against Philcor T.V. & Electronic Leasing, Inc. doing business as energyavenue.com, a firm that sells LED lighting products. Previously, Seoul filed a patent infringement complaint in Nevada …

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Seoul Semiconductor to Bring Charges Against Former Employees for Alleged Theft of LED Technology

Seoul Semiconductor of South Korea, reported that the International Crimes 4 Team at the Gyeonggi Nambu Provincial Police Agency in Korea intends to detain three former Seoul Semiconductor employees for alleged LED technology theft. According to Seoul Semiconductor, a former managing director of Seoul Semiconductor, and two other former employees …

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Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) Files Infringement Lawsuit in U.S. Court Against Bolb, Inc. and Quantum Egg

Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) of Columbia, South Carolina USA, a developer of UV LED products and technology, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against both Bolb, Inc. and Quantum Egg, Inc. (Q-egg) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. In its infringement complaint, SETi alleges …

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Seoul Semiconductor and Seoul Viosys File Patent Infringement Lawsuit in Texas Against Fry’s Electronics

The South Korean company, Seoul Semiconductor, announced that together with its affiliate, Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (collectively “Seoul”) it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Fry’s Electronics, a retail company of consumer electronics. The patent litigation relates …

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