Nichia Lodged an Appeal Against Everlight Case Ruled by Japan Patent Office

A patent dispute between Nichia and Everlight never comes to an end. On June 4, Nichia’s counsels held a press conference in Taiwan to announce that the company has lodged an appeal with the Supreme Court of Japan against a Japan Patent Office’s ruling in favor of Everlight.
According to Everlight, Japan Patent Office rendered a decision on May 8 this year, holding that the patent JP3503139 is invalid. Everlight said the ruling includes invalidation of Claim 1, which is the main claim of the patent at issue.

Nichia’s counsels pointed out that among the disputed 19 patents that Everlight denounced to Japan Patent Office against Nichia is the one concerning the white LED technology using the yellow YAG phosphor and blue chip. They said this technology had been approved in April this year by Japan Patent Office as a valid patent. The JP3503139 patent is a deriver from the white LED patent, suggesting the invalidation decision on 139 patent should be overruled.

Addressing Nichia’s claims that its JP2778349 and JP2540791 patents are valid, Everlight said validation term of the two patents was already due in April this year and December 2011.

According to Everlight’s website, the company’s  response to Nichia’s Press Conference on June 4th 2012:
I. In regards to Nichia’s patents JP2778349 and JP2540791, both patents have expired in April 2012 and December 2011, respectively.
II. On May 8th, 2012, the Japan Patent Office rendered a decision holding that Claim 1 of Nichia’s patent number JP3503139 is invalid.

Disclaimers of Warranties
1. The website does not warrant the following:
1.1 The services from the website meets your requirement;
1.2 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness of the service;
1.3 The accuracy, reliability of conclusions drawn from using the service;
1.4 The accuracy, completeness, or timeliness, or security of any information that you download from the website
2. The services provided by the website is intended for your reference only. The website shall be not be responsible for investment decisions, damages, or other losses resulting from use of the website or the information contained therein<
Proprietary Rights
You may not reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party, any materials contained on the services without the express prior written consent of the website or its legal owner.

- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria - Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs Installed in space-sav... READ MORE

New LUXEON LED® with BIOS SkyBlue® Circadian technology eliminates barriers to better Human Centric Lighting Today, Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator BIOS, and global lighting solutions provider Lumileds®, have joined forces t... READ MORE