Nichia Adds Patents and Defendants in Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Everlight in the United States

On November 22, 2013, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed an amended complaint in its on-going patent infringement lawsuit against Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. and Everlight’s U.S. subsidiary Everlight Americas, Inc. (collectively “Everlight”), originally filed on September 11, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

In addition to its original claim regarding Everlight’s infringement of Nichia’s U.S. Patent No. 7,432,589, Nichia’s amended complaint includes claims regarding Everlight’s infringement of three other U.S. Patents: No. 7,462,870, No. 7,521,863, and No. 8,530,250. Nichia also named two new defendants in its infringement claim under U.S. Patent No. 8,530,250: Zenaro Lighting, Inc. (“Zenaro”), which is a U.S. subsidiary of Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., and Zitroz LLC, which is a U.S. distributor of Zenaro’s products.

Nichia seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property rights and takes action against infringers in any country where appropriate and necessary.

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