Nichia’s YAG Patent Finalized in Germany with Everlight Withdrawing Appeals

The patent lawsuit between Japanese LED producer Nichia and Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight in Germany has finalized on October 1, 2018.


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According to the press by Nichia, Everlight has completely withdrawn its request to the German Federal Court of Justice for allowance of a further appeal against the judgment of the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal concerning the YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation.

With the final judgment dated December 22, 2016 (docket number I-15 U 31/14), the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal had confirmed the infringement of Nichia’s YAG patent by Everlight. Everlight has not yet responded to the final result of the judgment.

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