Nov. 17, 2016
Preliminary injunctions against Everlight based on Nichia's YAG patent are granted regarding three white LED products in Germany
On October 19, 2016 and October 28, 2016, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a request for three preliminary injunctions in Germany at the Düsseldorf District Court against Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Everlight”), alleging that the white LED products “334-15/X1C5-1QSA”, „334-15/T2C2-1TVB“ and „XI3535-KT577J1-03201-000P“ manufactured by Everlight and distributed in Germany infringe Nichia's YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).
The Düsseldorf District Court admitted Nichia's arguments that the above mentioned products of Everlight infringe claim 1 of Nichia's YAG patent and granted the preliminary injunctions on October 24, 2016 and November 7, 2016, respectively (File Nos. 4a O 104/16, 4a O 112/16 and 4a O 113/16). Due to the particular urgency, the preliminary injunctions were granted ex parte, i.e. without prior hearing of Everlight. On November 10, 2016, the preliminary injunctions were served on Everlight. These are preliminary measures which can still be remedied by Everlight.
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