If the claim of a flavor trademark was not enough, NYPI also says that it had distinctive plating arrangements that were infringed upon as well.
But, in the case of NYPI, its claims were so non-specific that a potential defendant would not know how to avoid infringing, since NYPI had not outlined the metes and bounds (not to be confused with meats and bounds) of the right.
Some observers believe that the unit price of NYPI's 7W LED bulbs is likely to drop to below NT$200 in the future from the current level of around NT$299 after Nan Ya Photonics's automated production lines become operational.
In the face of NYPI's pricing advantage to be driven by production automation, Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., one of local LED bulb brand vendors, for instance, has moved to integrate its product lineups, and launched several new LED bulbs using COB (chip on board) packages, which feature higher cost-performance ratios and utility than most competing models, to square off against competitors.
(8.) Letter from Edmunds to Slonimsky, 28 October 1960, (older 25, John Edmunds Papers, NYPI..
(34.) Letter from Yates to Edmunds, 5 September 1959, folder 33, John Edmunds Papers, NYPI.