Nichia is again on the patent warpath. This time in Japan. On October 18, 2016, Nichia Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against HTC Nippon Corporation and Kanematsu Communications Ltd.
HTC Nippon Corporation is a Japanese affiliate of Taiwanese HTC Corporation, and Kanematsu Communications Ltd. is a distributor of HTC Nippon Corporation.
The patent complaint seeks an injunction and compensation for damages. The lawsuit alleges that HTC’s smartphone (product name: HTC Desire 626) equipped with white LED infringe Nichia’s Japanese patents JP5177317 and JP5610056.