Cree Slaps Rival With Suit Over LED Patents

Law360, New York (April 14, 2011, 12:29 PM EDT) -- Cree Inc. filed suit against SemiLEDs Optoelectronics Co. Ltd. in North Carolina on Wednesday alleging the light-emitting diodes maker has infringed six patents with its flagship line of products.

In a complaint lodged in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, Cree claims SemiLEDs infringed the patents with its MvpLED product family.

The six Cree patents, issued as recently as September and as far back as 2003, cover various LED components and improvements, as well as methods for manufacturing LED components, according...
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