SEOUL, South Korea — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 12, 2017 — On March 31, 2017, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd (“Seoul”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany in the District Court of Düsseldorf against Mouser Electronics Inc. (“Mouser”), a global electronic components distributor, asserting infringement of an LED patent.
According to the complaint, the accused products include LEDs for high-power light emission. Further investigation suggests that the accused products from Mouser are manufactured by multiple LED companies, including Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., a global top-10 LED maker. In the lawsuit, Seoul has sought a permanent injunction, damages, and recall and destruction of the allegedly infringing products.
The asserted patented technology serves to efficiently extract light emitted from the internal LED structure by treating LED chip surfaces, thereby significantly improving light intensity and brightness. This patented technology has been widely used for various high-power LED applications, such as automobile lighting, cell phone flashlights, outdoor lighting, UV LED appliances, and others.
|Segment||Sub-segment||2016 market size||
LED market size
|2020 market size||Application for high power LEDs|
|Outdoor||2,927||Outdoor lighting (street, tunnel etc.)|
|IT||Mobile||2093||834||3,272||Mobile phone flashes|
|UV LED||-||152||130||800||UV LED applications|