New Taipei City, Shulin Dist. – July 12, 2017 – EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd. (EVERLIGHT) on June 10, 2017 sued Bridgelux, Inc. (Bridgelux) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California for the infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,335,548 and 7,253,448. The infringing products include Bridgelux’s 2835 series of LED products.
EVERLIGHT requested the Court to enjoin Bridgelux from selling, manufacturing, importing or exporting any infringing products and Bridgelux should be responsible for EVERLIGHT’s damages. The two patents cover essential and fundamental structural technologies in LED packaging that have been broadly applied in the 2835, 5630, 3535, 5050, and COB LED products. EVERLIGHT possesses patent protection on these technologies in the U.S., Korea, Japan and Europe and will not hesitate to enforce its rights.
EVERLIGHT also on April 25, 2017 filed its complaints with Tokyo District Court against Nichia Corporation, Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd. and their customer Daiko Electronics Co., Ltd. for the infringement of EVERLIGHT’s JP3989794 patent. EVERLIGHT requested an injunction on the defendants from manufacturing, selling, importing or exporting any infringing products. Everlgiht also requested a destruction order of all infringing products and that the defendants should be responsible for EVERLIGHT’s damages. EVERLIGHT will continue the enforcement against other infringing companies.
In response to Nichia’s July 12 press release regarding a patent litigation against EVERLIGHT’s subsidiary Wofi Leuchten in Germany. The case involves Nichia’s EP 0936682 patent and such patent is being adjudicated by German Federal Patent Court for invalidity. As the counterparts of this patent were declared invalid in the U.S. and Taiwan, EVERLIGHT believes the ‘682 patent should be found 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.