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Bridgelux Responds to Nichia Lawsuit

Bridgelux Responds to Nichia Lawsuit

FREMONT, Calif. – Bridgelux issued a statement regarding Nichia’s lawsuit against CoreStaff in Japan Targeting Bridgelux F90 Products.

Bridgelux F90 products incorporate cutting-edge technology to deliver unsurpassed performance at competitive prices. Bridgelux’s technology results from years of advanced research and development and is protected by Bridgelux’s and its subsidiaries intellectual property, which currently includes a patent portfolio of more than 550 worldwide patents that extend across the expanse of light emitting diode (LED) technologies, from chips to luminaire solutions. Bridgelux F90 Products are also under Current Lighting Solution and GE Lighting (Savant Company) PSF Patent Licenses.

On February 15, 2023, Nichia announced in a press release on its website that it had filed a lawsuit in Tokyo Japan seeking damages and to enjoin trading company CoreStaff, from selling products from the F90 family of LEDs made by U.S.-based Bridgelux, Inc. The Nichia press release alleges that the Bridgelux F90 family of LEDs infringe Japanese Patent No. 4974310 and the scope of the lawsuit is limited only to such products in Japan and does not cover any jurisdictions outside of Japan.

Bridgelux believes that Nichia’s infringement claims are entirely without merit. For many years, Bridgelux has invested significantly in its research and development producing significant intellectual property rights. Bridgelux respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects others to respect its intellectual property rights. Bridgelux will not be intimidated by the misuse of litigation from those seeking an unfair advantage or seeking to limit the advantage Bridgelux has earned from our technology investments.

Bridgelux believes this lawsuit is the result of the success of the Bridgelux F90 products in the market and Nichia’s inability to compete with a competitive offering. Because Bridgelux’s patent portfolio covers many core LED technologies including some important KSF application patents, Bridgelux intends to employ its own patent portfolio to protect its rights.

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