IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 06, 2008

DOE Report on Residential LED Lighting Shows Advantage over Conventional Lighting

Installed LR6 downlight modules and LED undercabinet fixture. In August 2008 the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) conducted a light-emitting diode (LED) residential lighting demonstration project for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Building Technologies, as part of DOE’s Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Technology Demonstration GATEWAY Program. Two lighting technologies, an LED replacement for lamps (bulbs) in downlights and an LED undercabinet lighting fixture, were evaluated in the demonstration which was conducted in two homes built for the 2008 Tour of Homes in Eugene, Oregon. The homes were built by the Lane County Home Builders Association (HBA) and Future B Homes. The Energy Trust of Oregon (ETO) also participated in the demonstration project. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 29, 2008

Seoul Semiconductor wins lawsuit in US

Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. ("Seoul Semiconductor") announced that the United States Court for the Central District of California rendered a judgment denying all the claims of Nichia Corporation and Nichia America Corporation ("Nichia") in a lawsuit that Nichia filed against Seoul Semiconductor under the Lanham Act and California state law. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 16, 2008

DOE Releases Report on FAA Demonstration of LED Walkway Lighting

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a September 2008 report, Energy Savings Estimates of Light Emitting Diodes in Niche Lighting Applications. Today DOE published an Errata to the report regarding the refrigerated display case energy savings estimates. Specifically, the installed base of refrigerated display case fluorescent lighting systems in the U.S. was given in linear feet of display cases instead of, as labeled in the September report, the number of refrigerated display cases. This correction impacts calculations throughout the report. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 14, 2008

Seoul Semiconductor Wins Again over Nichia in Patent Lawsuit

Seoul Semiconductor (hereafter "Seoul") announced that it won another victory over Nichia in a patent lawsuit in Korea. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 10, 2008

Lighting Science Group Obtains Preliminary Injunction Order Against Philips

Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: LSCG) (LSG), a developer and integrator of intelligent LED lighting solutions, today announced that on October 7, 2008, the Superior Court of California for Sacramento County issued a preliminary injunction against Philips Solid State Lighting Solutions, Inc., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. and Philips Electronics North America Corporation (collectively "Philips") preventing Philips from using or relying on certain confidential or trade secret information obtained from LSG. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 03, 2008

Lighting Science Group Announces Developments in Litigation with Philips Electronics

Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: LSCG) (LSG), a developer and integrator of intelligent LED lighting solutions, today announced in conjunction with its annual shareholders' meeting, that there have been further developments in its on-going dispute with Philips Solid State Lighting Solutions, Inc., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. and Philips Electronics North America Corporation (collectively "Philips"). Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 01, 2008

Nichia’s Patent Invalidated, Seoul Semiconductor Celebrates a Convincing Win

Korea Intellectual Property Tribunal (“KIPT”) ruled that a patent, related to LED element, (Patent # KP 491482, hereinafter “’482 patent”) owned by Nichia Corporation (“Nichia) is invalid based on lack of inventiveness. Thus yet another of Nichia’s patents has been invalidated by KIPT, following a ruling in July, 2008 when KIPT invalidated a previous Nichia patent. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 24, 2008

OSRAM and Philips conclude LED cross-license agreement for LED technologies in luminaires

LED luminaire manufacturers can now use key components from OSRAM without having to pay license fees to Philips because OSRAM has acquired special rights from Philips. Luminaire manufacturers are therefore released from the costs resulting from the LED luminaire license program recently published by Philips. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 22, 2008

Seoul Semiconductor Expresses Confidence that it Is Not Infringing Nichia's Patent

Seoul Semiconductor (hereafter "Seoul") officially announced it had the means to establish its non-infringement of any valid claim in a lawsuit brought by Nichia Corporation (hereafter "Nichia") in the English High Court, in which Nichia asserts that Nichia asserts through their website and press release that Seoul's Acriche products infringe its patented "annealing" technology. Regarding this lawsuit, Seoul believes it has sufficient prior art to have Nichia's patent revoked as it is invalid. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 17, 2008

Nichia Initiates U.K. Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Seoul Semiconductor based on the “Annealing Patent”

Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a new action for infringement and damages in the U.K. against Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul Semiconductor”; incorporated in Korea) and other(s) based on the EP(UK) 0 541,373 patent, “Method of Manufacturing P-type Compound Semiconductor,”(the Annealing Patent) which is one of Nichia’s most important patents and relates to a thermal annealing method for manufacturing a p type GaN-based semiconductor. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 27, 2008

Korean Court Finds Seoul Semiconductor Liable for Defamation

Nichia Corporation announced today that the Seoul Central District Court rendered a decision that Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. is liable for defamation, and ordered Seoul Semiconductor to pay Nichia a damages amount of KRW 10,000,000, as well as take appropriate corrective measures to restore Nichia’s reputation. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 21, 2008

Seoul Semiconductor Confident that Latest Lawsuit by Nichia Lacks Merit

Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. ("Seoul"), a leading Korean light emitting diode (LED) manufacturer, announced that it plans to vigorously defend a lawsuit filed by Nichia Corporation ( "Nichia") in the Eastern District of Michigan claiming infringement of US patent 6,870,191. After review of Nichia's '191 patent, Seoul believes that Nichia's lawsuit lacks merit and that the patent's LED substrate is patterned with a protruded and recessed trapezoid, which is different from Seoul's products. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 19, 2008

Nichia Brings US Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Seoul Semiconductor

Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") announced today that it filed a patent infringement suit on August 18, 2008, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan against Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. ("SSC"), a Korean company, its U.S. subsidiary, Seoul Semiconductor, Inc. and its U.S. distributor, Avnet, Inc, seeking an injunction from future infringements and an award of damages. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 18, 2008

Seoul Semiconductor’s Position to Nichia's Lawsuit Against Acriche Products

Seoul Semiconductor has a confident position to Nichia's assertion regarding to patent infringement because Acriche uses different technology from Nichia’s patent range. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 09, 2008

Nichia Initiates DE Lawsuit Against Seoul Semiconductor's Acriche Products

Nichia Corporation (“Nichia”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against a Korean company, Seoul Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (“Seoul Semiconductor”), a German subsidiary of Seoul Semiconductor, Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH, and its German distributor, Conrad Electronic SE seeking injunctive relief and compensation for damages. Read more »

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Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

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