Seoul, Nichia Settle Global LED Patent War

Law360, New York (February 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- After years of battling over light-emitting diode patents and other legal issues across the globe, Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. and Nichia Corp. are looking to bring their worldwide war to an end.

The companies said Monday they have resolved almost all of the litigation and disputes related to patents and defamation claims in the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea, except for one patent suit in Germany that the parties are planning to settle later this month.

Out of the settlement comes a cross-licensing deal that...
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