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14 October 2016

Düsseldorf Court grants preliminary injunction against Mouser regarding Everlight product based on Nichia's YAG patent

On 29 September, Japan-based LED maker Nichia Corp filed a request for a preliminary injunction in Germany at the Düsseldorf District Court against Mouser Electronics Inc, alleging that the white LED product '334-15/X1C5-1QSA' manufactured by Everlight Electronics Co Ltd and distributed by Mouser in Germany infringes Nichia's YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929).

The Düsseldorf District Court has now admitted Nichia's arguments that the product infringes claim 1 of its YAG patent and granted the preliminary injunction on the same day. Due to the particular urgency, the preliminary injunction was granted ex parte (without the prior hearing of Mouser). On 7 October, Mouser was served with the preliminary injunction (a preliminary measure that it can still remedy).

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

See related items:

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