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USITC rules on Dominant, Osram patent dispute

Posted: 22 Feb 2006     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Dominant Semiconductor  International Trade Commission  USITC  Osram  patent 

Dominant Semiconductor Sdn Bhd announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that there is no violation by Dominant on five out of the eight patents brought forward by Osram GmbH.

Osram's patent infringement complaint is comprised of two basic technologies. One group of patents covers technology that enables LEDs to emit white light. While the other group of patents concerns technology for electrical connection structures used in high-power LEDs for automobile lighting applications.

For the five U.S. patents related to white LEDs, the USITC established that Dominant did not infringe any of the said patents. "This determination supports our stand that Dominant respects intellectual property rights. We possess our own unique know-how and will continue to develop new technologies," said the spoke person from Dominant.

As for the patent infringement in PLCC 4 package or power LEDs, no literal infringement was found but an equivalent infringement was concluded. "Much innovation has been put into our PLCC4 product line and we believe that our product has its own merits," said the company's spoke person. Nevertheless, said the company, they respect the determination and are planning to introduce new products mid-April to remedy this matter.

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