Samsung LED Files Patent Infringement Against OSRAM
On July 15, 2011, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission in which it has requested the ITC issue an exclusion order barring importation of certain products of OSRAM, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, and OSRAM Sylvania Inc. into the United States. Samsung LED also filed suit for patent infringement in US District Court to seek damages and a permanent injunction barring OSRAM’s alleged infringement.
Samsung LED alleges infringement of eight patents on core LED technologies. The patented technology is used in a wide range of products, including lighting, automobiles, projectors, cell phone screens, and televisions. OSRAM’s TOPLED, DRAGON, OSLON, CERAMOS, and OSLUX devices, and the products in which they are used, are targets of Samsung LED’s complaints. Although Samsung LED has named only the above OSRAM companies in the ITC case, as new information becomes available it will continue to evaluate the potential to add additional parties who may be importing, using, or selling the accused OSRAM LEDs in the US market.
In June, Samsung LED also filed a patent infringement action against OSRAM in a Korean court.
OSRAM have now filed suit against Samsung and LG. See here for details.