National Jan 13, 2005

Inventor of blue LED angry with settlement

The inventor of the blue light-emitting diode said Wednesday he was forced to settle with Nichia Corp. out of court for ¥843 million over the diode patent. Shuji Nakamura, currently a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, arrived in Tokyo a day after ...

National Mar 7, 2004

Nichia deposits ¥10 billion in spat over patent royalties

Chemical maker Nichia Corp. deposited ¥10 billion at the Justice Ministry after a court approved its request to block the execution of a January ruling ordering it to pay ¥20 billion  to the inventor of a key semiconductor device, Nichia officials said Saturday. The company ...

Court dismisses inventor's patent claim but will consider reward

National Sep 20, 2002

Court dismisses inventor's patent claim but will consider reward

The Tokyo District Court on Thursday acknowledged Nichia Corp.'s ownership of the patent for a key semiconductor device, rejecting a suit filed by the inventor, now a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. But the court recognized that Shuji Nakamura, 48, is eligible ...