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Emcore Acknowledges Nichia's U.S. Patent and Agreed to Pay Damages

Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) and Emcore Corporation (“Emcore”) reached an agreement to settle a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, in which Emcore acknowledges the validity of the USP 7,295,587, and makes a payment to Nichia for past damages and for royalties in the future.

Nichia had determined that Laser Diode (“LD”)-application products marketed by Emcore contained LDs that infringe Nichia’s U.S. Patent (USP 7,295,587). And then, Nichia filed the patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on June 11, 2013. Acknowledging the validity of the USP 7,295,587, Emcore agreed to make a payment for past damages and future royalties. Thus, an early settlement was reached, and the lawsuit will be dismissed.

As demonstrated throughout this litigation as well as other litigation currently pending in multiple jurisdictions, Nichia seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property rights, and takes actions against infringers in any country where appropriate and necessary. In the same time, Nichia will vigorously fight against an infringement claim if such claim is based on a patent whose validity is questionable.

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