Endo Lighting’s patent issue resolved

On August 1st 2014, Nichia Corporation (hereinafter referred to as ‘Nichia’) settled the patent infringement issue with Endo Lighting Corporation (hereinafter referred to as ‘Endo Lighting’), a major manufacturer and seller of lighting equipment, after continuous discussions with Endo Lighting.

LEDZ series LED tubes sold by Endo Lighting contained white LEDs from a Korean manufacturer, out of which infringement issues regarding multiple white LED patents held by Nichia arose.

Endo Lighting acknowledged that these LEDs were covered by the Nichia’s patent rights, and will pay a settlement for previously manufactured products.

Further, Nichia confirmed that the LEDZ series currently manufactured by Endo Lighting contains white LEDs from Nichia’s licensee.

Nichia continually seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property rights, and takes actions against infringers in any country where appropriate and necessary.

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