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Nichia holds patents on white LED's

Recently, it is reported that certain LED manufacturers in South Korea, Taiwan and other countries have obtained from Osram patent license to manufacture white LED's by combining LED's with fluorescent substances. With regard to white LED's, however, Nichia also holds valid and enforceable patents in many countries. It is needless to say that any license granted under Osram patents does not necessarily mean license under Nichia patents. As a matter of course, those who manufacture, import, use and/or sell white LED's using such fluorescent substances or any products incorporating such white LED's are strongly warned to pay close and unremitting attention not to cause any infringement upon those basic patents held by Nichia.

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