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    Nichia’ s YAG Patents are invalid Everlight’s Victories aren’t Changed

    2019-11-27

    Shulin District, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Nov. 27, 2019-Everlight has filed invalidation trial procedures against Nichia ‘s YAG patents in United States, Australia, China and Taiwan.  Everlight has received these winning judgements.  Supreme Court of the United States has decided that the asserted claims of Nichia’s US YAG patents US5,998,925 and US7,531,960 are invalid.  High Court of Australia has decided that the asserted claims of Nichia’s Australia YAG patent 720234 are invalid. On May 9, 2019, Beijing Intellectual Property Court has decided that Nichia’s China YAG patent CN200610095837.4 is invalid.  On April 25, 2019, Taiwan Supreme Administrative Court has decided that Nichia’s Taiwan YAG patent TW383508 is invalid, and Everlight has won its ultimate victory.

    In response to Nichia’s press release on Nov. 27 related to Brazil patent litigation, Everlight firmly believes that our products do not infringe Nichia's patent and the patent is invalid. Everlight will fully assist Brazilian distributors in counterattack. Everlight declares that the above-mentioned winning facts remain unchanged.

    EVERLIGHT respects intellectual property rights and will devote to the protection of customers’ and shareholders’ benefits and rights.

    About EVERLIGHT Electronics Co. Ltd.

    EVERLIGHT Electronics Co., Ltd. was founded in 1983 in Taipei, Taiwan. Led by Chairman Robert Yeh. EVERLIGHT has over 35 years of R&D experience for reliable capability. With global operations for customer service and an excellent brand reputation, EVERLIGHT has been ranked in the top five LED manufacturers in this competitive LED market. Our products are manufactured in-house to guarantee maximum quality and service. EVERLIGHT provides the most diversified product portfolio consisting of Low Power LEDs to Ultra High Power LEDs, Through-hole LEDs to SMD LEDs, LED Lighting Modules, Digital Displays, Optocouplers and Infrared Emitters and Sensors, and many other LEDs for the Lighting, TFT, Automotive, Signage, and Consumer markets. Today, EVERLIGHT is a global company with over 6,400 employees based throughout China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Germany and U.S.A.

    Please visit us at www.everlight.com / PR Contact: pr@everlight.com