On June 30, 2016, Seoul Viosys announced that the U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued a judgment in favor of Seoul Viosys against Salon Suppl, a company that sells UV LED curing device (“Salon Supply”). In the judgment, Salon Supply acknowledged infringement of Seoul Viosys’s asserted patents as well as their validity. Salon Supply agreed to pay past damages, as well as a license fee, and to stop using unlicensed infringing products.
Seoul Viosys’s asserted patents span a wide range of UV LED technologies including, but not limited to, LED packaging, LED chips and epitaxial layers, and UV curing device structure. Together, these patented technologies cover key components and features of UV LED curing devices.
Seoul Viosys is a world class UV LED maker that is affiliated with Korean LED powerhouse Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. As a pioneer in UV LED technology, Seoul Viosys has established strong patent portfolios spanning numerous fields of UV LED technology for more than 15 years. Since 2001, Seoul Viosys has collaborated with Nitride Semiconductor, a Japanese UV LED manufacturer, as well as Sensor Electronic Technology Inc. (“SETi”), a Deep UV LED pioneer, for development of cutting-edge UV LED technology. Last year, Seoul Viosys acquired a majority investment in SETi, with the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), and has continued actively expanding and commercializing its UV LED business. In particular, Seoul Viosys’s advanced LED breakthrough - Violeds™ technology – has received industry accolades and has been used as part of the International Space Station as well as MOSCLEAN (highly effective mosquito control solutions).
“We have developed Violeds™ technology, not just for profit, but also to assist with critical health and environmental measures. With our ability to mass produce these life-saving devices at a low cost, we can supply Violeds™ technology and its products to people around the world and try to improve our planet for all of humanity.” said Yeojin Yoon, Vice President of the UV Development Center at Seoul Viosys. “We have invested tremendously to achieve this technology. We will strongly enforce our patents against infringers that do not respect our intellectual property, and we will initiate additional patent infringement lawsuit against such infringers within the next quarter of this year.”