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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Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

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Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

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Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... Read more »

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CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

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Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »