Nichia Files Infringement Case Against ASUS Japan

Nichia corporation reported that on May 18, 2018, the company filed a patent infringement complaint with the Tokyo District Court against ASUS JAPAN Inc., a Japanese subsidiary of Taiwanese ASUSTeK Computer Inc., and SYNNEX Infotec Corporation, a distributor of ASUS JAPAN Inc. The patent lawsuit seeks compensation for damages.

In the lawsuit, Nichia alleges that certain ASUS smartphones, ZenFone Go (ZB551KL、ZC500TG) and ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE500KL), which are equipped with white LED for the flashlight, infringe Nichia patents JP5177317 and JP5610056.

Concluding its statement about the lawsuit Nichia said, that it “seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property rights and takes actions against alleged infringers in any country where appropriate and necessary.”

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