IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 26, 2009

Everlight Electronics Co, Ltd Signs Cross-License Agreement with OSRAM GmbH

Everlight signed a non-exclusive cross-license agreement with OSRAM GmbH (“OSRAM”), providing the companies (including wholly-owned affiliates) with access in certain areas to each other’s patented LED technology. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Mar 03, 2009

Seoul Semiconductor Announces Its Position on US 5,075,742 Patent

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) announced that the companies manufacturing or packaging blue, green, white or UV light emitting devices made from the semiconductor indium gallium nitride may be subject to patents owned by Seoul. These patents include U.S. Patent No. 5,075,742, which was the subject of a recent ruling issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The ruling supports Seoul's view that the patent is fundamental to indium gallium nitride-based light emitting device technology. Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | Feb 20, 2009

SDK and Toyoda Gosei Sign Agreement on LED Patents

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has concluded a cross-license agreement with Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Toyoda Gosei) concerning patents for LED chips consisting of nitride-based compound semiconductors. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 09, 2009

Evident Technologies Announces Issuance of Key Patent for Semiconductor Nanocrystal Synthesis

Evident Technologies, Inc. today announced the issuance of US Patent No. 7,482,059 covering the ability to synthesize a semiconductor nanocrystal structure with a metal layer which dramatically enhances the brightness and stability of the semiconductor nanocrystal complex. This newly issued patent represents another major advance of semiconductor materials science and further enhances the breadth of the company's expansive intellectual property portfolio. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 04, 2009

Nichia and Luminus Enter Cross Licensing and Manufacturing Partnership

Nichia Corporation and Luminus Devices Inc., today announced an alliance based on cross-licensing of intellectual property, technology sharing, and a manufacturing partnership. The two companies have agreed to combine their expertise and resources in order to bring to the market a new breed of high power white LEDs. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 02, 2009

Seoul Semicoductor and Nichia Settle Litigation and Enter into a Cross-License

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Nichia Corporation announced that they have settled all litigations on patent and other issues as well as other legal disputes ("Litigations") currently pending between them in the United States, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, and Korea. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 21, 2008

Sharp and Nichia Enter into LED and Laser Diode Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Sharp Corporation (head office: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture; President: Mikio Katayama; below, “Sharp”) and Nichia Corporation (head office: Anan City, Tokushima Prefecture; President: Eiji Ogawa; below, “Nichia”) have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and laser diodes. 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 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 »

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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 »