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17 September 2014

Cree files lawsuits to protect LED component IP

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin to prevent Taiwan-based LED makers Harvatek Corp and Kingbright Corp from infringing its patented intellectual property. The patents protect, among other things, Cree’s LED component portfolio, including the firm’s white light LEDs.

The US patents included in these cases are:

  • 6,600,175 – solid-state white light emitter and display using same;
  • 7,943,945 – solid-state white light emitter and display using same;
  • 8,659,034 – solid-state white light emitter and display using same;
  • 7,910,938 – encapsulant profile for light-emitting diodes;
  • 8,766,298 – encapsulant profile for light-emitting diodes; and
  • 8,362,605 – apparatus and method for use in mounting electronic elements.

“Cree continues to invest significant resources in developing industry-leading technologies, and it is paramount that we protect the investment of our current licensees, shareholders and customers,” says general counsel Brad Kohn. “These cases demonstrate that Cree will continue to take the necessary measures worldwide to protect our patents and other intellectual property rights against any company that infringes our patents.”

Tags: Cree LEDs

Visit: www.cree.com/About-Cree/Licensing/Licensing-Programs

Visit: www.harvatek.com

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