NICHIA has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Arrow Electronics, over LED products manufactured by Everlight that allegedly infringe its YAG LED patent.
Nichia is seeking an injunction at the Federal Court of Australia, New South Wales District Registry, to restrict Arrow Electronics Australia from selling four LED products manufactured by Taiwanese firm Everlight Electronics.
According to Nichia, the LED products being imported and sold by Arrow in Australia infringe its YAG patent covered under Australian Patent No. 720234.
Nichia is also claiming damages or an account of profits for the alleged infringements.
The products in question include 62-217D/QK2C-S5050R1R3B42Z15/2T, 62-217D/QK2C-S5757R1R3B42Z15/2T, 62-217D/QK2C-S6565R1R3B42Z15/2T, and 45-21S/KK2C-S5757L1L4B2Z3/2T.
This Australia lawsuit is the latest salvo in the running conflict between Nichia and Everlight. Everlight says the patent is invalid and there is no patent infringement, and that it will help Arrow defend the allegations.
According to Everlight, the Australian patent in contention corresponds to Japanese Patent 4530094, which the Japanese Patent Office has declared invalid.