On October 1, 2018, only a few weeks prior to the oral hearing at the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany scheduled for 18 October 2018, WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”) has completely withdrawn its appeal (docket number I-2 U 33/17) against the judgment of the Düsseldorf District Court concerning the YAG patent EP 936 682 (DE 697 02 929) of Nichia Corporation (“Nichia“). Thereby, the judgment of the District Court has become final. WOFI is a manufacturer of residential lighting products and a German subsidiary of Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd..

With now final judgment dated July 4, 2017 (docket number 4b O 132/16), the Düsseldorf District Court found for infringement of Nichia’s YAG patent by WOFI with regard to twelve white LED products of WOFI, namely Orbit / Serie 946 – Art. No. 4946.04.01.0000, Mercur / Serie 313 – Art. No. 4313.01.01.0000, Laurids / Serie 889 – Art. No. 4889.01.64.0000, Avignon / Serie 275 – Art. No. 4275.01.64.0000, Vannes / Serie 625 – Art. No. 8625.01.01.0000, Reims / Serie 272 – Art. No. 9272.09.01.0000, Luz / Serie 682 – Art. No. 8682.01.01.0000, Louvre / Serie 825 – Art. No. 8825.01.54.0000, Style / Serie 922 – Art. No. 6922.03.01.0000, Antibes / Serie 792 – Art. No. 7792.06.01.0000, Benett / Serie 557 – Art. No. 9557.08.01.0000 and Napa / Serie 666 – Art. No. 9666.04.64.0000.

Nichia seeks to protect its patents and other intellectual property rights and takes actions against alleged infringers in any country where appropriate and necessary.