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EVERLIGHT Sued Nichia for Infringing COB Patents

2017-06-06

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 34 years of R&D experience for reliable capability. With immediate service and an excellent brand reputation, EVERLIGHT has taken top five worldwide in the competitive LED market. Our products are manufactured and packed in-house to guarantee maximum quality and service. EVERLIGHT provides a diverse product portfolio consisting of High Power LEDs, SMD LEDs, Lamps, Lighting Components, LED Lighting Modules, Digital Displays, Opto-couplers and Infrared Components for various applications. Today, EVERLIGHT is a global company with over 6,400 employees based in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Germany and U.S.A.

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