Jiawei Reaches Deal Over Nichia LED Patent Claims

Law360, New York (May 13, 2010, 12:19 PM EDT) -- Chinese solar lighting company Jiawei North America Inc. has settled allegations that it infringes a handful of Nichia Corp.’s patents covering light-emitting diode technology.

Judge T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas dismissed the case Tuesday in the wake of a settlement resolving claims that Jiawei’s solar lights incorporate LED technology protected by four Nichia patents.

The settlement details are confidential, save that each party will bear its own costs associated with the litigation, which never progressed far beyond...
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