Electronics Production | March 23, 2011
Mouser acknowledges Nichia claims in lawsuit
Distributor Mouser acknowledged Nichia's claims in a patent infringement lawsuit registered in Germany concerning white LEDs.
As previously announced, on November 10, 2010, Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed patent infringement lawsuits in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against German distributors for certain products of Harvatek Corporation (“Harvatek”). In the lawsuits, Nichia claims that two different Harvatek white LED products (serial numbers HT-V116TW and HT-U158TW) sold by those distributors infringe Nichia YAG patent (EP936682[DE69702929]) and seeks an injunction, damages, recall and destruction. Among those distributors, following The Republic Group Handelsvertretung GmbH, also Mouser Electronics, Inc. acknowledged Nichia's claims, and stopped selling the above mentioned Harvatek products. This acknowledgement led to a judgment by acknowledgement of the District Court Düsseldorf dated February 21, 2011.