May 29, 2017
Toray Industries, Inc.
Filing Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Ningbo Solartron Technology Co., Ltd
Patent infringement relating to LCD backlight film technology

Toray Industries, Inc. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Akihiro Nikkaku; hereinafter referred to as "Toray") today announced that it filed patent infringement lawsuit against Ningbo Solartron Technology Co., Ltd. in Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court on May 25, 2017. The lawsuit claims infringement of Toray's Chinese Patent No. 201180005983.2 relating to Toray's products of polyester film "Lumirror" and seeks injunction barring sales and production of white film relating to LCD backlight reflectors, and collection of damages for the past infringement. The patent covers polyester films that have features of stiffness, surface shape properties and cushion properties. The polyester films for reflectors that Toray produces, for example "Lumirror" E6D8 series, are based on its patent technologies including the Chinese patent technology, and they are widely used in the edge backlight type LCDs widely used all over the world. Toray is convinced that "Materials have the power to fundamentally change the world". According to the conviction, Toray 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 lawsuit are protection for the important patented invention 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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