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EVERLIGHT Sued Nichia for Infringing COB Patents


New Taipei City, Shulin – June 6, 2017 - EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd. on April 25, 2017 has filed its complaints with Tokyo District Court against Nichia Corporation, Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd. and Daiko Electronics Co., Ltd. for infringement of EVERLIGHT’s COB (chip on board) patents. EVERLIGHT also requested an injunction on the defendants from any manufacturing, selling, importing or exporting any infringing products and a destruction of all infringing products and that the defendants should bear EVERLIGHT’s damages. Nichia on its June 2 press release indicated that it has not received the Complaint. As the case has been docketed with the Tokyo District Court, all proceedings will be in accordance with the Court’s rules and schedule. EVERLIGHT suggests Nichia to contact with Tokyo District Court for details of service.

In response to Nichia June 6 press release regarding preliminary injunction in Germany, the European Patent No. 0936682 is still involved in an invalidation proceeding before German Federal Patent Court. As the corresponding U.S. or Taiwanese patents of the EP‘682 patent have been declared invalid, EVERLIGHT believes the EP‘682 patent should be invalid as well.

EVERLIGHT respects intellectual property rights and does not tolerate any infringement and will devote to the protection of customers’ and shareholders’ benefits and rights.

About EVERLIGHT Electronics Co. Ltd.

EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd. was founded in 1983 in Taipei, Taiwan. Led by Chairman Robert Yeh. EVERLIGHT has over 35 years of R&D experience for reliable capability. With global operations for customer service and an excellent brand reputation, EVERLIGHT has been ranked in the top five LED manufacturers in this competitive LED market. Our products are manufactured in-house to guarantee maximum quality and service. EVERLIGHT provides the most diversified product portfolio consisting of Low Power LEDs to Ultra High Power LEDs, Through-hole LEDs to SMD LEDs, LED Lighting Modules, Digital Displays, Optocouplers and Infrared Emitters and Sensors, and many other LEDs for the Lighting, TFT, Automotive, Signage, and Consumer markets. Today, EVERLIGHT is a global company with over 6,400 employees based throughout China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Germany and U.S.A.

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