LED Patent News: LG files lawsuit against Osram, Nichia sues

LED Patent News: LG files lawsuit against Osram, Nichia sues retailer11 Jul 2011LG is seeking to prevent the importation of Osram LED products into Korea, while the ITC has agreed to investigate Osram’s complaints against both LG and Samsung. Meanwhile, Nichia has filed a lawsuit against a DIY retailer in Germany.LG seeks to ban imports of Osram LED products into Korea

LG Electronics led cherry tree Inc has filed a complaint with the South Korean trade commission to from Osram, according to a Reuters article.

The move comes after . The latter company has already responded with its own counter-suits.

LG said it had filed the complaint along with its LED-manufacturing unit LG Innotek, and that it plans to take similar actions in other major markets including China and the United States.

Meanwhile, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) led cherry tree has agreed to investigate in early June, against LG and Samsung and various affiliates of the two Korean companies.

The complaints allege violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the importation into the United States and sale of certain LEDs and LED-containing products (such as LCD displays) that infringe patents asserted by Osram. The complainant requests that the USITC issue led cherry tree an exclusion order and cease-and-desist orders.

Nichia files patent infringement lawsuit against Hornbach

In further , Japan-based LED maker Nichia Corporation has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against Hornbach Baumarkt AG (“Hornbach”), which is a German DIY retailer partly owned by British retail group Kingfisher plc.

The lawsuit seeks an injunction, damages, recall and destruction against a Christmas decoration product led cherry tree including white LEDs (product number 183125) sold by Hornbach, which Nichia believes infringe its patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929). About the Author is the Editor of LEDs Magazine.

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