IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jun 14, 2007

Color Kinetics and High End Systems announce licensing agreement

Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) and High End Systems Inc., respective industry leaders in LED and entertainment lighting systems, today announced a global licensing agreement that reflects a continuing surge in the use of LED sources for stage and event lighting. High End Systems will license Color Kinetics' patent portfolio to develop its first line of products incorporating multicolor LEDs. The initial offering will uniquely combine conventional sources with LEDs for accent purposes. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 11, 2007

LED Lighting Fixtures Receives First Patent

Morrisville, NC, May 11, 2007 - LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has issued LLF’s first patent # 7,213,940. The ‘940 patent titled Lighting Device and Lighting Method, covers a unique approach for LEDs to create white light. The LED industry typically produces white light by either coating true blue LEDs with a YAG phosphor or combining red, green and blue LEDs. LLF uses a new and distinctive approach described in the ‘940 patent to deliver the high efficacy and excellent color quality found in all of LLF’s products. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 18, 2007

Led with light transmissive heat sink

An more efficient or higher luminance LED assembly may be formed from a high power LED chip having a first surface, and a second surface, the first surface being mounted to a substrate; the second surface being in intimate thermal contact with a light transmissive heat sink having a thermal conductivity greater than 30 watts per meter-Kelvin. The LED chip is otherwise in electrical contact with at least a first electrical connection and a second electrical connection for powering the LED chip. Providing light transmissive heat sink can double the heat conduction from the LED dies thereby increasing life, or efficiency or luminance or a balance of the three. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 16, 2007

Light Emitting Diode Package with Diffusor and method of manufacturing the same

LED package with diffusor according to the present invention. The invention relates to an LED package for facilitating color mixing using a diffuser and a manufacturing method of the same. The LED package includes a substrate with an electrode formed thereon, and an LED chip mounted on the substrate. The LED package also includes an encapsulant applied around the light emitting diode chip, containing a diffuser. The LED package further includes a lens part disposed on the light emitting diode chip and the encapsulant to radiate light in a wide angle. The LED package allows light from the light emitting diode chip to be emitted out of the package without distortion. The invention allows light to exit through the encapsulant containing the diffuser and the lens part, achieving uniform diffusion and emission of light from the LED chip, thereby increasing a radiating angle and obtaining a uniform light source. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 28, 2007

ITC adopts initial determination of infringement by Epistar’s MB LEDs and agrees to consider whether OMA and GB LEDs infringe as well

San Jose, CA — Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) Sydney Harris’ recommendation last month for the exclusion of Epistar’s metal bond (“MB”) products will stand according to a new, favorable ruling issued by the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) this week in Philips Lumileds’ patent infringement case against Epistar. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 15, 2007

Court decision has minimal impact: TIR to present strong evidence of invalidity and non-infringement

Vancouver, BC – TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX: TIR) - The United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts issued a decision that the evidence supporting inequitable conduct committed by Color Kinetics during prosecution of its patents before the United States Patent and Trademark Office was not sufficient to meet the high burden of proof required for this cause of action. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 13, 2007

Light Emitting Diodes packaged for high temperature operation

Embodiment of the packaged LED and schematic cross section In accordance with the invention, an LED packaged for high temperature operation comprises a metal base including an underlying thermal connection pad and a pair of electrical connection pads, an overlying ceramic layer, and a LED die mounted overlying the metal base. The LED is thermally coupled through the metal base to the thermal connection pad, and the electrodes are electrically connected to the underlying electrical connection pads. A low thermal resistance insulating layer can electrically insulate other areas of die from the base while permitting heat passage. Heat flow can be enhanced by thermal vias to the thermal connector pad. Ceramic layers formed overlying the base can add circuitry and assist in distributing emitted light. The novel package can operate at temperatures as high as 250°C. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 05, 2007

Lighting Science Group announces licensing and production agreement with NuTech Lighting

Dallas, Texas USA-- Lighting Science Group Corporation, a leading provider of energy-efficient and environmentally responsible LED lighting solutions announced today that it signed a licensing and product supply agreement with NuTech Lighting, a leading privately held lighting manufacturer and distributor based in New York City. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 02, 2007

Osram and Philips sign a license agreement for LED and OLED

Rengensburg, Germany... OSRAM and Philips have signed crosslicense agreement covering optoelectronic semiconductors. The agreement involves the mutual licensing of patents for all inorganic and organic LED. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 29, 2007

U.S. international trade commission administrative law judge rejects Philips Lumileds’ request to prohibit importation into the U.S. of downstream products containing Epistar’s LED products

Hsinchu, Taiwan-- The Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) of the U.S. International Trade Commission (“USITC”) issued his Recommended Determination that sets forth the final order the ALJ believes should be issued by the USITC. In his Recommended Determination, the ALJ did not recommend that a cease and desist order be issued, and rejected Philips Lumileds’ request to extend a limited exclusion order to third-party finished products. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 24, 2007

Administrative Law Judge recommends order excluding Epistar’s infringing LEDs and downstream products

San Jose, California USA - Administrative Law Judge Harris of the International Trade Commission ("ITC") recommended that Epistar's infringing LED chips, along with certain products incorporating those infringing chips, should be the subject of a limited exclusion order. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 19, 2007

Color Kinetics and Lamina Ceramics Announce Licensing Agreement

Boston, MA and Westampton, NJ – Color Kinetics Incorporated (NASDAQ: CLRK) and Lamina Ceramics Inc. today announced the signing of a global licensing agreement. Lamina, a manufacturer of LED light engines, will have access to Color Kinetics’ complete patent portfolio to continue the development and sale of its products worldwide. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 11, 2007

Philips Lumileds obtains favorable ruling in patent infringement litigation against Epistar

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – Philips Lumileds announced today that it has received a favorable ruling from the Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) of the United States International Trade Commission (“ITC”) presiding over Philips Lumileds’ patent infringement litigation against Epistar Corporation. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 11, 2007

Cermet announces license agreement with georgia Institute of Technology for white LED technology

Atlanta, Georgia USA--Cermet, Inc has negotiated an exclusive license agreement for white LED technology developed with the Georgia Institute of Technology. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 11, 2007

Nichia's actions against a US maker of Lighting Appliances

Nichia Corporation announced that it has recently reached resolution of an intellectual property dispute with a maker of Lighting Appliances in the U.S. Nichia has been actively pursuing its patent enforcement strategy and has been demanding that those who have sold products infringing Nichia's U.S. patents stop selling such products. Read more »

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