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Japanese Nichia sued Japan-based distributor of automotive aftermarket parts for patent infringement

Recently, Japanese Nichia sued IPF Corporation who is a Japan-based distributor of automotive aftermarket parts. In Tokyo District Court, accusing IPF of selling LED headlamp, Nichia reveals that this lawsuit involves the patent infringement in order to request compensation for damages.

The accused product is a LED headlamp bulb chip jointly developed with the Taiwanese LED manufacturer Lextar . Nichia alleged their lED chip infringes its patent JP5526782 related to LED package structure.
Nichia LED package structure patent
Nichia said that technology of the patent is used in the field of high power LED, which the company has relevant patents registered in Taiwan, the U.S., China, South Korea, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Italy, Russia and India.

Nichia continues to protect its related patents with its legal actions around the world. At the beginning of this year, Nichia has brought suit against Feit Electric in the U.S., accusing the company of infringing its filament LED patent.

In November 2019, Nichia filed YAG patent lawsuits in Brazil against Everlight and ASUS, while Everlight claimed the patent invalid.
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