Judge Nixes Nichia's Bid For Injunction On LEDs

Law360, New York (February 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Months after a California federal jury found Seoul Semiconductor Ltd. liable for willfully infringing four of Nichia Corp.’s light-emitting diode design patents, a judge has determined that a permanent injunction against it is unnecessary.

Judge Maxine M. Chesney of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California denied Nichia’s bid to ban Seoul from making and selling certain LEDs into the United States because the technology in question appears to be obsolete.

The judge noted in her decision Thursday that Seoul no longer makes...
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