Seoul Semiconductor Obtains Permanent Injunction Against LED Lighting Products Made by Philips Brand Lighting Affiliate in Germany

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it has successfully obtained a permanent injunction and destruction in a patent litigation against Leuchtstark Vertriebs GmbH for infringement of Seoul’s patents in Germany.

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The world’s first 2nd generation LED technologies of Seoul Semiconductor (Graphic: Business Wire)

Infringing products are LED light bulbs manufactured by Klite lighting, a subsidiary of Signify – formerly Philips Lighting. In other recent litigations, Seoul has obtained two permanent injunctions against Philips brand television products as well.

The District Court of Düsseldorf also ordered the distributor to recall infringing products sold after October 2017 from commercial customers and to destroy those products.

“To enjoy benefits of the 2nd generation technology, Seoul’s intellectual property is absolutely necessary,” said Chung Hoon Lee and Young Joo Lee, CEOs

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Arctic Science Mission Wraps Up as Research Ship Docks in Germany

After a year spent drifting across the top of the world, frozen in sea ice, a German research ship returned home on Monday, ending the largest Arctic science expedition in history, one aimed at better understanding a region that is rapidly changing as the world warms.

The ship, the Polarstern, docked at its home port of Bremerhaven nearly 13 months after it left Norway. In October, it became deliberately frozen into the ice north of Siberia, about 350 miles from the North Pole, and drifted north and west for thousands of miles, leaving the little remaining ice for good late last month between Greenland and Norway.

The expedition, with a rotating contingent of about 100 scientists, technicians and crew, encountered nosy polar bears, fierce storms that damaged equipment, thin ice conditions and, most critically, the coronavirus pandemic that scrambled logistics. There were also accusations of sexual discrimination and harassment aboard

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Online Smartphone Sales Sustain Growth in UK, Germany, Spain

While a cheaper deal is important, UK smartphone consumers are looking at convenience most, even after COVID-19

Just as in other parts of the world, European countries have been hit hard by COVID-19 when it comes to smartphone sales. Our latest Consumer Lens surveys reveal that many consumers here have opted for reduction in budget for the next smartphone and extension of ownership period before the next purchase. In a silver lining of sorts, a higher than normal growth has been witnessed in online smartphone purchases.

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Reasons for Choosing a Purchase Source (Graphic: Counterpoint Consumer Lens)

In this article, we cover three big markets in Europe — United Kingdom, Germany and Spain — to understand consumer preferences for the modes of next purchase, based on the Consumer Lens surveys.

Offline vs Online

With ~35% of smartphone sales in the

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Germany moves to toughen Huawei oversight: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is planning tougher oversight of telecoms network vendors that, while stopping short of a ban on Huawei [HWT.UL], will make it harder for the Chinese company to keep a foothold in Europe’s largest market.

FILE PHOTO: A man wearing a face mask following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walks past a booth of Huawei at the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, China September 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang

Three coalition and government sources said on Wednesday that an agreement had been reached in principle to extend scrutiny of a vendor’s governance and technology to Radio Access Networks (RAN) powering next-generation 5G services, in addition to the more sensitive core.

The Handelsblatt daily reported earlier that, after two years of wrangling, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition had agreed on a formula for how to handle so-called

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Germany Says Delays in EU Recovery Fund May Be ‘Unavoidable’

(Bloomberg) — Germany warned that disputes over the governance of the European Union’s virus recovery fund make it almost inevitable that it won’t be operational by the Jan. 1 target date, raising the risk of setbacks in the flow of much-needed funds to the continent’s battered economies.



a group of people sitting at a table: Partition screens set up for social distancing measures divide customers eating and drinking on an outdoor restaurant terrace in Munich, on Sept. 24.


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Partition screens set up for social distancing measures divide customers eating and drinking on an outdoor restaurant terrace in Munich, on Sept. 24.

“Delays with consequences for Europe’s economic recovery will most likely be unavoidable,” German ambassador to the EU, Michael Clauss, said in a WhatsApp message sent from his spokesman. Germany, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU until the end of the year, is coordinating talks related to the bloc’s 1.8 trillion-euro ($2.1 trillion) recovery fund and long-term budget.

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EU governments are split over tying disbursements from the jointly financed economic recovery package with the adherence

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Germany to tighten scrutiny of telecoms network vendors: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government has agreed in principle to tougher oversight of telecoms network vendors that, while stopping short of a ban on Huawei, will make it harder for the Chinese company to keep a foothold in Europe’s largest market.

Coalition and government sources said on Wednesday that scrutiny of a vendor’s governance and technology would be extended to the Radio Access Networks (RAN) powering next-generation 5G services, in addition to the more sensitive core.

The sources confirmed a report in the Handelsblatt daily which said that, after two years of wrangling, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition had agreed on a formula for how to handle so-called high-risk vendors in a proposed IT security law.

The compromise still needs to be drafted into a legal text, which Merkel’s cabinet is now expected to review in November, Handelsblatt reported, without naming its sources.

European governments have been shifting their position

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TikTok Users in UK, Germany, France, Italy, Norway: Ages, Screentime, Open Rates

    

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

One in four Britons use TikTok every month, with 17 million regulars spending just over an hour a day on the app, signaling the upstart social network has built a local following almost half as large as Facebook Inc.’s in just three years. 

The data, seen by Bloomberg and contained within a presentation this summer from TikTok’s marketing solutions arm, TikTok for Business, shows that among that group four in 10 are between the ages of 18 and 24 as monthly active users, so-called MAUs. The average Brit uses the app for 66 minutes a day and opens TikTok 13 times in 24 hours. 

In comparison, marketing and research firms We Are Social and Hootsuite estimate Facebook has 37 million users in the U.K.

TikTok has grown prodigiously as more people seek entertainment during lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus. A similar presentation distributed in

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Germany Automotive Camera Market 2020-2025 by Type (Viewing and Sensing Camera) & Vehicle Type (Passenger & Commercial)

DUBLIN, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “Germany Automotive Camera Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 – 2025)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Germany Automotive Camera Market is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 13% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

The growing demand for automobiles, increasing safety concern among customers, stringent government norms, latest innovation technology, rapid adoption of ADAS and availability of cast-effective parking cameras and sensors in aftermarket are some of the major drivers of growth of the market.

However, high cost of the module has been slightly hindering the market growth. ADAS like Adaptive cruise control (ACC), Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS) and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) requires 3 to 6 cameras to be installed on the vehicle. These cameras in an automotive cost almost 8 times the module in a mobile phone camera, making it a challenge for

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Germany confirms two more swine fever cases in wild boar

HAMBURG (Reuters) – Another two cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boars in the eastern German state of Brandenburg, the state government said on Friday.

The new discoveries bring total confirmed cases to 34 since the first one on Sept. 10, all in wild animals, with no farm pigs affected.

All have been found in the region of the first discovery in the Brandenburg area.

Germany’s Friedrich-Loeffler scientific institute had confirmed the latest animals had ASF, the Brandenburg state government said.

China and a series of other pork buyers banned imports of German pork this month after the first case was confirmed, causing Chinese pork prices to surge.

The disease is not dangerous to humans but it is fatal to pigs and a massive outbreak in China, the world’s biggest pork producer, has led to hundreds of millions of pigs being culled.

The German government

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