LED Companies Resolve Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (September 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Technology companies Nichia Corp. and Cree Inc. announced a deal on Tuesday that will settle an outstanding patent infringement dispute and expand their cross-licensing arrangements to include more patents related to white-light-emitting diode technology and nitride lasers.

The agreement resolves any patent infringement claims LED-maker Nichia had against COTCO Luminant Device Ltd., which was acquired by Cree in March 2007. Japan-based Nichia had claimed patent infringement involving LED products sold by a COTCO subsidiary.

The companies also announced that, as part of the agreement, they have...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.