Nichia Enforce Newly-granted YAG Patents against WOFI Leuchten in Germany

On August 31, 2015, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against the Germany-based manufacturer of residential lighting products WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH ("WOFI").

WOFI Orbit series LED product is being sued by Nichia over patent infringement. (All photos courtesy of Everlight).

WOFI was acquired in 2013 by Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd.

Nichia's lawsuit against Everlight also covers WOFi Mercur series products.

In the lawsuit, Nichia is seeking permanent injunction, rendering account and damages based on its newly-granted YAG patents EP 2 276 080 and EP 2 197 053. Nichia believes that WOFI's products Orbit / Serie 946 – Art. Nr. 4946.04.01.0000 and Mercur / Serie 313 – Art. Nr. 4313.01.01.0000 infringe the German parts of EP 2 276 080 and EP 2 197 053 and that in addition WOFI’s product Laurids / Serie 889 – Art. Nr. 4889.01.64.0000 infringes the German part of EP 2 276 080.

WOFI's Laurids product series.

Nichia seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property rights and takes actions against alleged infringers in any country where appropriate and necessary.

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