Nichia Files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Everlight's Subsidiary Zenaro in Germany
On April 27, 2012, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against Zenaro Lighting GmbH ("Zenaro"), which is a German LED lighting company mainly owned by Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Everlight"), and the German distributor REGO-Lighting GmbH. According to Everlight's “2010 Consolidated Financial Report”, Zenaro is 80%-owned subsidiary of Everlight. As announced on April 24, 2012, Nichia filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Everlight.
In the lawsuit, Nichia is seeking permanent injunction, rendering account, damages, recall and destruction against an office light of Zenaro (product number: OL-Deluxe/QL2/P44/LF/D50/SR/M/CE/ZN) including white LED tubes (product number: SL-Cobra/T5 048DC/C/P10/LF/D50/ZN), which Nichia believes infringes Nichia’s YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) .
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