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 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 »

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 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 | 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 »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 17, 2010

Intematix and Tridonic Consortium Announce Agreement on BOSE Phosphor Patents for LEDs

Intematix, a leading U.S. manufacturer of LED phosphors, and Tridonic, a leading manufacturer of lighting components and part of the Zumtobel Group of Austria, today announced a comprehensive licensing agreement governing silicate patents for LEDs. The patents control the use of LED phosphor materials and the application of the phosphors in LEDs. The BOSE patents are held by a consortium of four companies: Tridonic, Toyoda Gosei, Leuchtstoffwerk Breitungen and Litec GbR. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Nov 12, 2010

Luminus Devices Awarded 50th U.S. Patent For ‘Big-Chip’ LEDs

Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of ‘big-chip’ PhlatLight® LEDs, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently awarded the company its 50th patent. Having pioneered big-chip LED technology, Luminus has aggressively filed intellectual property (IP) for protection of big chip LED devices, packages and systems. In addition, the company has also been granted 13 non-U.S. issued patents in China, Korea and Taiwan that extend big-chip LED protection into those countries. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 12, 2010

Citizen Electronics and Once Innovations Sign License Agreement

Once Innovations, Inc. and Citizen Electronics Co., Ltd. have entered into a license agreement designed to accelerate growth of LED general lighting markets. The agreement gives Citizen access to part of the Once IP portfolio related to AC LED conditioning technologies and color temperature shift control for dimmable AC LED lighting. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 07, 2010

Kyma Acquires Select Assets and IP Rights from Fox Group

Kyma Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of ultra-high purity crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, is pleased to announce that Kyma has acquired from The Fox Group certain assets and intellectual property rights. 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 »