Seoul Semi files patent suit v Archipelago Lighting

Seoul Semiconductor said that it filed a patent infringement lawsuit, together with its affiliate, Seoul Viosys, against Archipelago Lighting, Inc. in the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Seoul said that in its complaint, it alleges that Archipelago Lighting is selling various LED bulb products, including filament LED bulbs, that infringe on 12 patents covering aspects of Seoul’s long-established Acrich technology.

Ki-bum Nam, Seoul Chief Technology Officer said: “We have extensively investigated copycat products infringing on Acrich technology with various LED TVs, general lighting and automotive lighting products.

“In order to protect Acrich technology, which has been developed with considerable resources over many decades, we will continuously take any and all legal action against infringers that disregard our valuable intellectual property.”