Nichia successful in LED patent dispute against Everlight
The Taiwan High Court has affirmed a lower court’s decision that ordered Everlight to pay damages to Nichia.
In the original decision, Taiwan Banchiao District Court found that certain LED products (99-215UWC/TR8, 99-115UWC/XXX/TR8 and 99-115UTC/710/TR8) supplied by Everlight infringe Nichia’s design patent (Taiwanese Design Patent No. 089036).
The District Court ordered Everlight to pay damages of NT$80 million (about US$2.4 million).
Nichia says that the High Court decision has “evidenced the justifiability of [the company’s] action for patent enforcement” and that the company will “continue taking proper measures over the world so as to protect and ensure its intellectual property rights.”