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USITC decides on Dominant, Osram patent dispute

Posted: 22 Feb 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Dominant Semiconductor? International Trade Commission? USITC? Osram?

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 will take further actions to remedy this matter.

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