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 »

Standardization & Regulation | Jun 06, 2011

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Introduces New LED Package Component Recognition Program

LED component recognition program UL is committed to advancing and innovating safety, providing certainty to more people, businesses and governments. As a technical leader in Solid State and LED Lighting technologies, UL has created a Component Recognition program for LED packages under the Category Control Number (CCN) OOQL2 (LED Packages – Component). A parallel category, OOQL8, provides certification for Canada. 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 »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 15, 2011

Nexxus Lighting Got Granted a Utility Patent on Selective Heat Sink™ Technology

Nexxus Lighting Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. utility patent (U.S. Patent Number 7,911,797) - "APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES", patenting the use of thermal pins (Selective Heat Sinks™ ) to dissipate heat away from components mounted on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 04, 2011

Cree and Osram Sign Comprehensive Patent Cross License Agreement

Cree, Inc. and Osram GmbH announce the signing of a comprehensive, worldwide patent cross-license agreement. The agreement underscores each company’s commitment to speeding the adoption of LED lighting while respecting the value and importance of each company’s intellectual property. The cross-license agreement covers patents from both parties in the fields of blue LED chip technology, white LEDs and phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires and lamps, and LED lighting control systems. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 17, 2011

Winning Invalidation Action Against Nichia’s Taiwan Design Patent

Taiwan IP Court rendered a decision on March 03, 2011 holding that the patent in issue is invalid and reversing the original decisions of TIPO and the Petition and Appeal Committee of MOEA.. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 15, 2011

UCI Researchers Find LED Products Billed as Eco-Friendly Contain Toxic Metals

LED products usually are electronic products that should be handled as electronics scrap if disposed, anyway. A realease of potentially hazardous substances under regular use is very unlikely, even when broken. LED professional does not agree with the generalized conclusions of this research. However, it is important to challange statements of PR and lobbies to boost more eco-friendly products. In fact, light-emitting diodes of tested holiday bulbs, traffic lights and car beams marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lightbulbs actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially hazardous substances, according to newly published research. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 21, 2011

Power Integrations Awarded Double Damages in Patent-Infringement Case Against Fairchild Semiconductor

Power Integrations today announced that a federal district court has doubled the financial damages awarded to the company in its patent-infringement case against Fairchild Semiconductor. This action follows an earlier ruling in which the Court found that Fairchild's infringement of Power Integrations' patents was willful. Following the increase, the total damage award now stands at approximately $12 million. Read more »

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Nichia UV LED Technology Supports Evolving Markets

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Advanced "Super-Planckian" Material Exhibits LED-Like Light When Heated

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Ecosense Enters Replacement LED Lamp Business by Buying Soraa Shares

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WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

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