Taiwan High Court affirmed the lower court’s decision that ordered Everlight Co. to pay NT$80 million in damage compensation
In the design patent infringement lawsuit between Nichia and Everlight Electronic Co., Ltd. (Everlight), one of the largest LED packaging manufacturers in Taiwan, Taiwan High Court, on 29 July 2009, rendered its decision, rejecting an appeal filed by Everlight and upholding the original decision in its entirety. (April 26, 2006 press release, October 17, 2007 press release)
In the original decision, Taiwan Banchiao District Court had found that the LED products (99-215UWC/TR8, 99-115UWC/XXX/TR8 and 99-115UTC/710/TR8) supplied by Everlight infringe Nichia’s design patent (Taiwanese Design Patent No. 089036) and ordered Everlight to pay a damage compensation of NT$80 million (about US$2.4 million).
The above High Court decision has evidenced the justifiability of Nichia’s action for patent enforcement.
Nichia will continue taking proper measures over the world so as to protect and ensure its intellectual property rights.
Public Relations, Nichia Corporation