IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 24, 2011

Higher Regional Court Karlsruhe Confirms OSRAM Patents

The higher regional court Karlsruhe confirmed that Malaysian LED manufacturer Dominant is illegally using or has used OSRAM AG technology with seven patents. As the court of first instance, the regional court Mannheim already reached the same verdict regarding three of these patents on July 25, 2007. OSRAM had sued the manu-facturer on several patents and industrial properties. “The ruling of the court of appeal in Karlsruhe is an important confirmation of our intellectual property rights”, said Aldo Kamper, CEO of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 10, 2011

Two Lawsuits Filed Again against EVERLIGHT's White LED Products

On October 4, 2011, Nichia Corporation ("Nichia"; head office: Anan-Shi, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan; Representative Director: Eiji Ogawa) has filed two patent infringement lawsuits in Tokyo District Court to enjoin Tachibana Eletech Co., Ltd. ("Tachibana"; head office: Osaka-Shi, Osaka Prefecture, Japan; Representative Director: Takeo Watanabe) from infringing Nichia's patent (No. 4530094, or "patent No. 094") and to claim damages for the infringement with regard to white LED products (product number: GT 3528 series and 61-238 series) manufactured by EVERLIGHT ELECTRONICS Co., Ltd. ("Everlight"; head office: Tu-Cheng City, Taipei County, Taiwan; Chairman: Robert Yeh), the largest LED assembly manufacturer in Taiwan, and imported, sold, etc. by Tachibana. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 24, 2011

Intematix Awarded Sixth Patent for Remote Phosphor LED Lighting Designs

Intematix Corporation, a leading innovator of patented phosphor materials and components for high-quality LED lighting, has been awarded a sixth remote phosphor patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Intematix’s new patent will help designers develop a new generation of high-efficiency LED lighting fixtures. This latest patent marks the fourth remote phosphor patent Intematix has received this year. The company, which is a leader in the commercialization of remote phosphor technology, has another 85 remote phosphor patents pending worldwide in addition to the six issued U.S. patents. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 11, 2011

SEMI Releases China LED Fab Industry Report

SEMI has announced the release of a new report, The China LED Fab Industry Report, which provides a comprehensive summary on the rapidly-growing China LED industry, including the latest data on capital and equipment spending, fab capacity, sales rankings of Chinese LED manufacturers, and other valuable information. The report also includes an update on the subsidy incentives for China fab projects, an update on new LED fab projects, an overview of Chinese sapphire wafer suppliers, and company profiles of the leading Chinese manufacturers. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 21, 2011

DOE Publishes Updated Recommendations for Testing and Reporting LED Luminaire Lifetime

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published an updated version of the guide LED Luminaire Lifetime: Recommendations for Testing and Reporting, the latest edition in a series of publications on LED product performance and lifetime. The guide was developed by a working group under the auspices of DOE and the Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance, composed of a diverse group of experts in reliability, lighting, and LED technology. Their recommendations are an important step toward consistent, industry-wide understanding of LED luminaire lifetime, and will assist standards organizations in their work. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 20, 2011

Nexxus Lighting Got Two New Utility Patents Granted in the USA and the Registered Trademark for Array®

Nexxus Lighting, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded two new U.S. utility patents and theArray® trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jul 18, 2011

Samsung LED Extends Infringement Lawsuits Against OSRAM to the United States

Samsung LED Co., Ltd. filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) in which it has requested the ITC to issue an exclusion order barring importation of products of OSRAM, OSRAM Opto Semiconductors, and OSRAM Sylvania Inc. into the United States. Samsung LED also filed suit for patent infringement in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware to seek damages and a permanent injunction barring OSRAM’s infringement. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 14, 2011

Samsung LED Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Osram in Korea

On June 10, 2011, Samsung LED Co., Ltd. (“Samsung LED”) filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Osram Korea Co., Ltd. (“Osram Korea”) and two other defendants at the Seoul Central District Court requesting an injunction from unauthorized use of Samsung LED’s valuable intellectual property and money damages. The defendants include Osram Korea and two companies that sell Osram’s products in Korea, Barun Electronics and Dabo Industrial System. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 14, 2011

Osram Relaxed about Samsungs Counter Claims in Korea

Osram had not seen Samsung’s complaint yet and did not know its specific content which has been issued in Korea. According to a spokesperson, Osram is well prepared regarding possible steps by Samsung and is therefore relaxed about the move by the counter claimant. Osram regards Samsung’s move as a typical counter attack of a defendant. Anticipating this move Osram had analyzed Samsung’s patent portfolio thoroughly before taking any legal actions and concluded that none of Samsung’s IP will cause a problem for any of OSRAM’s products. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 11, 2011

Philips Welcomes Cooper Industries as Licensee for LED Luminaire Program

Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX:PHI) announced today that they entered into a patent license agreement with Cooper Industries. The license provides Cooper with full access to the Philips’ LED-related patented technologies that Philips makes available to the lighting industry through its LED Luminaire and Retrofit Bulb licensing program. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 09, 2011

US Commits $14.8M to LED Lighting Research

Latest funding intended to advance both inorganic and organic forms of solid-state lighting, and reduce the cost of the technologies. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 07, 2011

Osram Targets Samsung and LG with LED Patent Litigation

Osram, the Germany-based lighting manufacturer, has filed LED patent infringement lawsuits against two rival Korea-based LED makers and consumer-electronics giants, Samsung and LG. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 18, 2011

Xicato Announces the Issuance of New Patents

Xicato, a leading provider of solid-state modules for high-quality lighting applications, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has approved the issuance of two new patents. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 12, 2011

DOE Publishes Updated SSL R&D Plan

Several informative charts and tables are part of this DoE report, like the "summary of LED package price and performance projections" The U.S. Department of Energy has published an updated version of the March 2011 edition of the Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP). The report provides a description of the activities the Department plans to undertake over the next several years to implement its SSL mission, and informs the development of annual SSL R&D funding opportunities. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 06, 2011

Samsung and Evident Technologies Enter into LED Patent Agreement

Evident Technologies Corporation and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd have entered into a comprehensive patent licensing and purchasing agreement for Evident?s quantum dot LED technology. This agreement grants Samsung worldwide access to Evident?s patent portfolio for all products related to quantum dot LEDs from manufacture of the quantum dot nanomaterials to final LED production. Read more »

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Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

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

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »