Nichia, a Japan-based maker of LED lighting solutions, sued Moeller Electric, the Japanese subsidiary of Moeller GmbH in Germany for infringing Nichia’s patents regarding blue LEDs (Type No. M22-LED-B). The patents that are being infringed are: No. 2770717, No. 3356034 and No. 3656456. Nichia seeks damages for past infringements and to cease infrining activities.
With technical development increasingly costly and complex, someone is bound to step on someone else’s toes, whether diliberate or accidental. LED as a source of display backlighting continues to be hailed as the future of lighting for displays that go into LCD monitors, NBPCs and LCD TVs.