Feb. 6, 2017
Nichia demands that Everlight complies with the Judgment of Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany
As reported in a prior press release, in its judgment of December 22, 2016 (docket number I-15 U 31/14), the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany has confirmed the infringement as already found at court in first instance of YAG Patent EP 0 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“) by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH (both “Everlight“) concerning six accused white LED products. The further appeal of the Everlight affecting judgment was not allowed by the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal. Everlight has filed in the meantime against this decision a request with the Federal Court of Justice (docket number X ZR 5/17) to allow such further appeal.
The request of Everlight to allow a further appeal, however, does not have any suspensive effect. Thus, Everlight is not entitled to distribute in Germany the accused white LED products (SL-PAR38/B/P17/30/E30/ND, 67-21/QK2C-B56702C4CB2/2T, 67-21/QK2C-B45562C4CB2/2T, 45-21/LK2C-B56702C4CB2/2T, 45-21/QK2C-B45562C4CB2/2T, SMD Low Power LED 61-238/LK2C-B56706F4GB2/ET). Nichia therefore has demanded that Everlight respects the cease and desist order with regard to the judgment of the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal.
The Düsseldorf Court of Appeal confirmed with its judgment furthermore Nichia’s claims against Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH for recall of the accused Everlight products from the commercial customers as well as for destruction of the accused Everlight products being owned or in possession of Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH. Therefore, Nichia has now also demanded that Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH immediately recalls the accused white LED products from the commercial customers of Everlight and destroys the respective accused products.
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