|Countries||Courts||Everlight’s declarations & clarifications|
|Germany||Mannheim Court||On May 4, 2017 and July 3, 2017. Everlight launched patent lawsuits with Mannheim District Court Germany, accusing SSC and its distributor NEUMÜLLER (NEUMÜLLER Elektronik GmbH) of having infringed upon Everlight’s know-how technology patent. Everlight stresses that the patent lawsuit is still in progress and the current judgment is not final and irrevocable. Everlight is entitled to appeal and firmly believes that the final judgment will be in favor of Everlight.|
|Germany||Düsseldorf Court||SSC lodged a patent lawsuit with the Düsseldorf Court, Germany on March 31, 2017, accusing Mouser of having three UVA products infringing upon an SSC client patent. Everlight stresses that the judgment was confined to Mouser and the specific UVA products and would have no impact upon other clients and other products at all. That lawsuit is still in progress, not final. It is still appealable. As a counterattack against SSC, Everlight has launched litigations in Germany and China for patent invalidations and the litigations are currently proceeding. Everlight firmly believes that the patent invalidations are well grounded and SSC patents will eventually be ruled invalid.|
|S. Korea||Patent court||On April 5, 2018, Everlight received an award rendered by the Korea Intellectual Property Office, officially verifying that Everlight Korea Patent KR768539 is valid and officially revoking SSC petition for patent invalidation. Aiming at the court judgment, Everlight clarifies that amidst the total of 87 claims disclosed in the patent, only three of 87 claims were invalidated. That invalidation does not in any way affect the overall patent value and validity. Litigation is still in progress, not final, and is still appealable.|
|United Kingdom||Patent court||The European Union (EU) patents include German and United Kingdom patents. Where a patent is under a territorial system, the patent infringement lawsuit and patent validity in Germany remain unaffected.|
The Patent Lawsuits are still in progress. Everlight safeguards and protects the intellectual property rights and interests of its clients
About EVERLIGHT Electronics Co. Ltd.
EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd, founded in 1983 with the professional development ability over 38 years, combines the R&D, business and market teams to continuously seek the innovation and breakthrough on package technology and quality control as well as provide all kinds of perfect solutions for customers. Our product lines include High Power LEDs, SMD LEDs, Lamps, Lighting Components, LED Lighting Modules, Digital Displays, Opto-couplers and Infrared Components. Our customers can select the most appropriate package products from EVERLIGHT to accomplish the best efficiency and quality performance in accordance with their demands. EVERLIGHT has dedicated to “Working Together, Going Forward and Keeping Persistency” for many years, and taken the top five achievement in the global LED market. We will continuously develop more diversified LED products to provide all kinds of impeccable product solution and create the win-win future!