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Jul. 20, 2016
Nichia Files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Mary Elle Fashions and Meridian Electric in the US
On July 19, 2016, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Mary Elle Fashions, Inc., a US-based LED lighting distributer, and Meridian Electric Company, Inc. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. In this lawsuit, Nichia alleges that the defendants have infringed Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 7,915,631. Nichia seeks an injunction directed to the sale and distribution of infringing LED lighting products, such as “Meridian 13w Equivalent Bright White G24 Non-Dimmable LED Bulb (#13183)”. Nichia also seeks damages for defendants' past infringement.
Nichia seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property rights and takes actions against alleged infringers in any country where appropriate and necessary.
Public Relations, Nichia Corporation