The District Court in Dusseldorf, Germany has granted Osram an injunction against Asustek Computer in a patent infringement lawsuit. Osram had claimed that certain white LEDs, such as those incorporated in Asus’ Nexus 7 tablets, infringed one of its German patents.
The court rejected Asus’ motion to stay the proceedings following an invalidity lawsuit raised against the patent by Unity Opto Technology in the German Federal Patent Court. Unity Opto manufactures the LEDs used by Asus. However, the District Court ruled that it was unlikely that the patent will be revoked.
Asus has filed an appeal against the judgement, though it also faces three further patent infringement lawsuits which Osram has filed in the District Court.