Nichia Launches LED Patent War, Ronda Responds That It Will Take Necessary Measures

- Jun 15, 2020-

Nichia Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against IPF Co., Ltd., a parts distributor in the automotive aftermarket, requesting an injunction and damages, claiming that IPF's products contain infringing LEDs jointly developed with Ronda; Ronda yesterday (24) day Said that it will take necessary measures and assist customers.

Lunda responded that Lunda has always respected intellectual property rights. Regarding this case of the LED headlight bulb litigation in the Tokyo District Court of Japan, we have not received this litigation document, and the relevant details cannot be commented on. Ronda will continue to pay close attention to the development of this litigation. Take necessary measures and assist customers in responding as necessary.

Japanese LED manufacturer Nichia issued a press release earlier yesterday (24) that pointed out that it filed a lawsuit against the IPF in the Tokyo District Court on March 17th, claiming that the infringing object was an LED headlight bulb (product model: 301HLB2). LED products jointly developed by IPF and Taiwan LED manufacturer Ronda Electronics.

Nichia claims that this LED product infringes Nichia’s LED packaging structure patent JP5526782 obtained in Japan. The technology involved is an important technology used in the field of high-power LED; Nichia is in Taiwan, the United States, China, South Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Russia and India all have related patents.

Nichia emphasized that it will be committed to protecting the patents and other intellectual property rights it holds, and will take measures against infringer in any country when appropriate and necessary. (Source: Taiwan Economic Daily)