Concerning the matter of the complaint filed with the United States International Trade Commission (the “ITC”) by Dr. Gertrude Neumark Rothschild (“Dr. Neumark”) of New York State, U.S.A., on February 20, 2008, seeking a block on imports, etc., of short-wavelength LEDs, etc., based on U.S. patent No. 5252499 (“the ’499 patent”) held by Dr. Neumark, please be informed as follows.
Toyoda Gosei received a license from Dr. Neumark for the ’499 patent. Accordingly, products that use LED chips made by Toyoda Gosei do not infringe the ’499 patent. Customers that use LED chips made by Toyoda Gosei will not be subject to exercise of rights by Dr. Neumark in relation to products that use such LED chips.