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Aug. 23, 2017
Toray Industries, Inc.
Filing New Patent Infringement Lawsuit against
Ningbo Solartron Technology Co., Ltd

Toray Industries, Inc. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Akihiro Nikkaku; hereinafter referred to as "Toray") today announced that it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ningbo Solartron Technology Co., Ltd.(hereinafter referred to as “Ningbo”) in Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court on August 16, 2017. The lawsuit claims infringement of Toray’s Chinese Patent No. 200580038463.6 to the product of white film relating by Ningbo with its LCD backlight reflectors (Accused products: DJX188, DJX225B, DJX250B, DJX250P and DJX300P), seeks injunction barring sales and production of the accused products, and collection of damages for the past infringement in China. The patent has features of specific heat shrinkage properties of white polyester films, and covers white polyester films relating to LCD backlight reflectors widely. The polyester films for reflectors that Toray produces and sells, are based on its patent technologies including the Chinese patent technology, and they are widely used in backlight type LCDs all over the world. On May 25, 2017, Toray filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Ningbo to seek injunction barring sales and production of DJX300P, and collection of damages for the past infringement in China on the Toray’s Chinese patent No. 201180005983.2. The new patent lawsuit by Toray’s Chinese Patent No. 200580038463.6 was filed for adding other accused products. Toray group is convinced that “Materials have the power to fundamentally change the world”. According to the conviction, Toray group has been investing in research and development continuously, and has a lot of intellectual property rights to provide innovative products to customers. Toray has worked on business development for long time in China. The objectives of the lawsuits are protection for the important patented inventions necessary for the business development by the Chinese laws, and promotion of innovation and fair business growth in the film business. Toray does and will, if necessary, take appropriate steps globally to protect its intellectual property against infringement in accordance with one of the basic IP policies: “Rightful Enforcement of Our Own Rights”.

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