Tridonic Extends Lawsuit Against AOC International

Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH, a subsidiary of Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, Dornbirn and part of the Lighting company Zumtobel Group, has extended the lawsuit against the LED display manufacturer AOC International (Europe) B.V. and its German subsidiary AOC International (Europe) GmbH to additional products.

This step further extends the lawsuit filed at the District Court of Mannheim on November 28, 2014.Together with Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. in Japan, Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen GmbH and Litec GbR in Germany, Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH makes up the B.O.S.E. Consortium, which owns basic patents for a technology that generates white light with blue LEDs and yellow silicate phosphors. With the authorization of the B.O.S.E. Consortium, Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH recently filed a patent infringement lawsuit against AOC International (Europe) B.V. and AOC International (Europe) GmbH that Tridonic believes infringe the B.O.S.E. Consortium’s patent EP 1 352 431 B1.

Silicate-based white LED technology enables the manufacture of white LEDs with high accuracy and high brightness, the primary applications of which include smartphones, laptops, GPS and other displays, which means this technology is of relevance to a substantial share of today’s LED market. To make this white LED technology available to the LED industry, the B.O.S.E. Consortium offers (amongst others) a Device License for using the white LED. The B.O.S.E. Consortium has concluded Device Licensing agreements for the use of the silicate-based LED patents with more than 35 LED manufacturers worldwide.

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03 Aug