News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 03, 2012

Rubicon Technology Patent Allowed for In-situ Crystal Orientation

Rubicon Technology, Inc., a leading provider of sapphire substrates and products to the LED, semiconductor, and optical industries, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed Rubicon’s patent application entitled, “Intelligent Machines and Process for Production of Monocrystalline Products with Goniometer Continual Feedback.” The patent covers Rubicon’s equipment and process developed to perform in-situ orientation of its sapphire crystals within the various fabrication tools used by the Company. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 02, 2012

Power Integrations Reports Verdict in Patent Case Against Fairchild Semiconductor

Power Integrations announced a verdict reached in the company's 2008 patent-infringement lawsuit against Fairchild Semiconductor. After a three-week trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, a jury found that Fairchild infringes two Power Integrations patents. The infringement findings cover approximately 75 Fairchild products. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 02, 2012

Power Integrations Found to Infringe Fairchild Semiconductor Patent Rights & New Patent Lawsuit Announced

Fairchild Semiconductor announced that a jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware found Power Integrations, Inc. infringes a Fairchild U.S. patent covering primary side regulation. At the same time Fairchild announced that it has filed new patent infringement claims against Power Integrations’ LinkSwitch-PH LED power conversion products. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 24, 2012

Nichia Files a Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Everlight in Germany

Nichia Corporation ("Nichia") filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany at the District Court Düsseldorf against the Taiwanese LED manufacturer Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. ("Everlight") and its German subsidiary Everlight Electronics Europe GmbH. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 23, 2012

Everlight Files Patent Infringement Suit against Nichia in US Court

Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nichia Corp. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The lawsuit seeks to enjoin Nichia from manufacturing, using, importing, offering for sale, or selling its infringing products in the United States It also seeks monetary damages. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 22, 2011

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Red Phosphors in Korea

On December 20th, 2011, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (“MCC” “; Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Yoshimitsu Kobayashi), has filed an infringement lawsuit in Seoul Central District Court against a USpany, Intematix Corporation and a Korean distributor, GVP, to enjoin them from importing and selling their phosphor products, claiming that they infringe a red phosphor patent in Korea (No. 816693) which is owned by MCC and National Institute of Material Science. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 20, 2011

Ledzworld Signs Patent License Agreement with Cree

Cree licenses pioneering remote phosphor patents - Ledzworld is on the forefront to take this chance Cree, Inc. announced on Monday December 19 that it has granted five innovative LED lighting manufacturers licenses to select Cree patents through its recently launched remote phosphor licensing program. By making fundamental remote phosphor patents available through license, Cree is further enabling LED lighting adoption, as Cree innovations facilitate the development of LED lights combining remote phosphor optical elements with blue LEDs. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 19, 2011

Cree Licenses Pioneering Remote Phosphor Patents

Cree, Inc. announces it has granted five LED lighting manufacturers licenses to select Cree patents through its recently launched remote phosphor licensing program. By making fundamental remote phosphor patents available through license, Cree is further enabling LED lighting adoption, as Cree innovations facilitate the development of LED lights combining remote phosphor optical elements with blue LEDs. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 05, 2011

Everlight Fights Back Against Nichia in LED Patent Battle

After Everlight won a victory over Nichia for the patent administrative litigation (Patent No. 089036) in the Taiwan Supreme Administrative Court in October 2011, the Taiwan Supreme Court this November ruled in favor of Everlight again in the civil infringement case on Nichia’s patent in issue, which finalizes all cases regarding this patent. Furthermore, facing the situation that Nichia has affected fair competitive market mechanisms by filing patent infringement lawsuits and announcing press releases, Everlight decided to fight back. Today (12/1), Everlight brought a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court demanding that Nichia stop spreading false allegations and seeking an award of damages. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 02, 2011

Seoul Semiconductor and Philips Enter Into a Cross-License Agreement

Today, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. announced that they and Royal Philips Electronics have agreed to settle their pending legal cases and to enter into a cross-license agreement covering patents relating to specific LED technology areas. Under this arrangement, each party gains access to a substantial part of the other party's patent portfolios for various LED level technologies. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 02, 2011

Rejection of Osram’s Infringement Case vs. Dominant Issued by OLG Karlsruhe

The OLG Karlsruhe and the Landgericht Mannheim has confirmed that 10 of the claims against DOMINANT are not valid. As a result of the proceedings, the Federal Patent Court of Germany have also nullified 4 out of 7 Osram intellectual property rights and the European Patent Office has revoked one. Osram has been ordered to pay court fees. Read more »

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 | 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 »

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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

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

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

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Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

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