LED Business News

ETI and Former Lumileds Employee found Liable for $66 Million in Lumileds Trade Secret Theft Case

On August 10, 2018, a jury of six women and six men delivered a verdict in favor of Lumileds LLC, based in San Jose. The jury ruled that a Chinese competitor stole trade secrets related to Lumileds core technology for producing high-power LEDs used in automotive headlights, flashes for smartphones, …

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Tridonic Files Patent Lawsuit Against Ingram Micro Distribution Adding an HTC Smartphone Supplier to B.O.S.E. Consortium Patent Dispute

Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH, a subsidiary of Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, Dornbirn and part of the Zumtobel Group, has filed a lawsuit against Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH of Germany in Munich Disctrict Court. The lawsuit alleges that Ingram Micro Distribution sells smartphones from HTC of Taiwan which infringe patents owned …

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Nichia Settles YAG patent Infringement Dispute with Harvatek in Germany; Settlement Includes Havatek’s Payment of Damages

Nichia reports that it settled a patent lawsuit in Germany in a case going back to 2010. Back in September 2010, Nichia initiated a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Taiwanese LED manufacturer Harvatek Corporation. The lawsuit alleged that Harvatek‘s white LED products “HT-V116TW”, “HT-U158TW”, “HT-T169TW” and “HT-P178TWU-PQPS-DG”, which were distributed …

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Boston University Patent Declared Invalid on Everlight Electronics’ Appeal

Boston University previously filed an infringement claim against Everlight Electronics and its U.S. subsidiary and Lite-On Inc. and its subsidiaries alleging infringement of a Boston University (BU) patent. The BU patent (U.S. Patent 5,686,738) describes the preparation of monocrystalline gallium nitride films to fabricate blue LEDs using molecular beam epitaxy. The court found …

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Japanese Firm Nitride Semiconductor Files Patent Infringement Claim in Tokyo District Court Against Digi-Key and RayVio

On July 12, 2018 (Japan time), Nitride Semiconductor Co., Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against Digi-Key Corporation doing business as Digi-Key Electronics and UV-LED maker Ray Vio. Digi-Key sells UV-LED products on the internet that are manufactured by RayVio Corporation, a CA-based UV-LED manufacturer. …

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