Nichia settled lawsuit with Doshisha over Christmas illumination LEDs

Nichia Corporation announced today that it settled a lawsuit between Nichia and Doshisha Corporation. The case was pending in Osaka District Court, and the dispute was over Nichia's patents including Japanese Patent No. 3503139. In the settlement, which involves certain payment, Doshisha agreed to respect Nichia's intellectual property, as well as to purchase LEDs from Nichia.

Some distributors are now marketing products with labels indicating they contain Nichia LEDs inside. With respect to products that do not contain such labels, Nichia will examine for infringing products and will take necessary actions that could result in legal proceedings.

Nichia will take necessary measure to protect its intellectual property rights against any companies in any part of the world.

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