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Nichia files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Hornbach in Germany
On June 27, 2011, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against Hornbach Baumarkt AG (“Hornbach”), which is a German DIY retailer partly owned by British retail group Kingfisher plc.
In this lawsuit, Nichia is seeking an injunction, damages, recall and destruction against a Christmas decoration product including white LEDs (product number 183125) sold by Hornbach, which Nichia believes infringe its 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