Seoul Viosys Wins UV LED Infringement Lawsuit
The US Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida has issued a judgment in favour of Seoul Viosys against Salon Supply LLC, a company that sells UV LED curing device.
In the judgment, Salon Supply acknowledged infringement of Seoul Viosys's asserted patents as well as their validity. Salon Supply agreed to pay past damages, as well as a license fee, and to stop using unlicensed infringing products.
Seoul Viosys's asserted patents span a wide range of UV LED technologies including, but not limited to, LED packaging, LED chips and epitaxial layers, and UV curing device structure. Together, these patented technologies cover key components and features of UV LED curing devices.
Seoul Viosys has established strong patent portfolios spanning numerous fields of UV LED technology for more than 15 years. Since 2001, Seoul Viosys has collaborated with Nitride Semiconductor, a Japanese UV LED manufacturer, as well as Sensor Electronic Technology Inc (SETi), a Deep UV LED pioneer.
Last year, Seoul Viosys acquired a majority investment in SETi, with the approval of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS), and has continued actively expanding and commercialising its UV LED business. Seoul Viosys's Violeds technology has been used as part of the International Space Station as well as MOSCLEAN (highly effective mosquito control solutions), according to the company.
"We have developed Violeds technology, not just for profit, but also to assist with critical health and environmental measures. With our ability to mass produce these life-saving devices at a low cost, we can supply Violeds technology and its products to people around the world and try to improve our planet for all of humanity." said Yeojin Yoon, VP of the UV Development Center at Seoul Viosys.
"We have invested tremendously to achieve this technology. We will strongly enforce our patents against infringers that do not respect our intellectual property, and we will initiate additional patent infringement lawsuit against such infringers within the next quarter of this year."