Seti, a subsidiary of Veolia of Seoul, has won a patent lawsuit against a U.S. UV LED company, and the losing party has been banned from selling products.

- Jan 19, 2020-

-SETi and Seoul Viosys hold more than 3,000 UV LED patents including five patents related to this lawsuit


- Has various core sterilization patented technologies for application products such as air conditioners and refrigerators


-Decision on Bolb & Quantum Egg banning sale of infringing products and similar patented products


Columbia, South Carolina-A proud subsidiary of VIA, Seoul, an international UV LED professional company SETi (Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.) announced on the 5th that it filed a lawsuit against the United States Bolb (Bolb, Inc.) with the Northern District Court of California. And Quantum Egg (Quantum Egg, Inc.) have won a patent infringement lawsuit, and the court ordered the losing party to permanently ban the sale of the corresponding product.


The sales ban applies not only to the patent infringing products being sued, but also to products using similar patents.


"Bolb" is a UV LED manufacturer. It has hired a technical development engineer who has worked at SETi to try to enter the UV LED market in cooperation with "Quantum Egg", which produces related applications. Five patented technologies that SETi has been infringed by "Bolb" include epitaxial layer growth technology, chip fabrication technology, and UV LED sterilizer application technology that can achieve shorter wavelengths than blue LEDs with a wavelength of 460 to 470 nm. .


The application field of UV LED is expected to expand from air and water sterilization and disinfection devices to medical and biological equipment for skin regeneration. The market research agency "LEDinside" predicts that by 2022, the UV LED market is expected to increase to US $ 1.2 billion (approximately 1.4 trillion won).


In fact, SETi has developed technical cooperation with parent company Seoul Vios to develop UV LED "Violeds" technology suitable for sterilization, deodorization, phototherapy, and hardening, which is applied to NASA (National Aeronautics and Space) Administration) of the International Space Station. In addition, this year it will also supply to the largest cooling and heating manufacturing brand in the United States and begin mass production. This technology can kill all kinds of bacteria hidden inside the air-conditioning equipment, prevent bacteria from spreading to homes and offices, and its excellent air purification and deodorization performance is very popular with customers.


"For the UV LED industry, without decades of R & D, accumulation of technology and intellectual property, it will be difficult to survive in the market," said Jin Zaixian, CEO of SETi. "We want everyone to respect knowledge Property rights, looking forward to the future, we will be based on fair competition and are committed to building a society that can better develop SMEs and young entrepreneurs, and a society that can break down the solidification of classes. "


He also said: "As the world's first company to develop and mass-produce UV LEDs, in order to build a clean and healthy world, we will significantly reduce the supply price to expand the future product application field."


But Semicon Light is still investing in Bolb, a US company that has been banned for patent infringement, to promote UV LED and contact lens sterilizer products in South Korea and Japan.


SETi Company Introduction


SETi is a member of the UV LED industry. Founded in 1999, after long-term research and development, SETi has more than 2,000 related patents. In 2015, Seoul Vios acquired SETi. The two companies continue to maintain a technical cooperation relationship, using UV LEDs to develop environmentally friendly and clean light source technology "Violeds". For more information, see the company homepage.


Introduction of Seoul Vios


Viosse Seoul is a global UV LED solution professional company. Early in 2002, it developed EPI, FAB, and UV LEDs. In 2005, mass production of UVC LEDs at 275nm, 310nm, and 340nm. In 2007, with the successful mass production of Deep UV LEDs (255nm ~ 340nm), it has developed into a company that produces all band UV LEDs. As of 2018, there have been more than 6,000 related technology patents. UV LED modules using Seoul's VIA technology have a variety of properties, including powerful sterilization (UVC), skin regeneration (UVB), and plant growth promotion. Unlike the traditional Mercury UV Lamp, it does not use harmful chemicals and is rated as an environmentally friendly and healthy product. It can be widely used in beauty and medical equipment, water dispensers, air purifiers, insect traps, horticultural lighting, etc. All industries. For more information, see the company homepage.