Jury Finds Seoul Semi Infringed Nichia LED Patents

Law360, New York (November 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A California federal court jury has found Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. guilty of willfully infringing four Nichia Corp. light-emitting diode design patents, though Seoul said damages were limited to just $62.

After a nearly three-week trial, the jury in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California rendered a verdict on Thursday that Seoul and its U.S. subsidiary knew or should have known that its actions constituted infringement of valid and enforceable patents.

“The verdict means that any consumer product distributed in the U.S.,...
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