IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Sep 30, 2016

Fraen Color-Mixing Zoom System Patent for LED Lighting Issued by USPTO

Fraen Color-Mixing Zoom System Patent for LED Lighting Issued by USPTO Fraen is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued a patent on the cornerstone product of Fraen’s entertainment lighting optics portfolio. Patent number 9,411,083 was granted on August 9, 2016, and covers Fraen’s system for colormixing zoom LED lighting optics. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 25, 2016

Lumitech Licenses Seoul Semiconductor for PI-LED Technology Applications

Lumitech Licenses Seoul Semiconductor for  PI-LED Technology Applications Seoul Semiconductor, a global leading LED components manufacturer from Korea, and the Austrian company Lumitech, a leading manufacturer of components for Human Centric Lighting announced a licensing agreement for PI-LED technology patents. These patents govern the industrial trade mark rights of Lumitech’s PI-LED technology, which can implement tunable white from 2.500 to 7.000K with perfect colour rendering in a high and constant efficiency. Based on the license agreement, Seoul Semiconductor has the right to offer tunable white components based on the leading PI-LED technology, worldwide. Read more »

IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 07, 2016

Effects of Expiring Phosphors and QD IP on the LED Applications Patent Landscape

Effects of Expiring Phosphors and QD IP on the LED Applications Patent Landscape The latest Yoel report on will especially concentrate on the question how IP forces will evolve, with fundamental patent expiring in the next years? The report provides a detailed picture of the patent landscape for LED downconverters, namely Phosphors & Quantum Dots (QD). It covers patents published worldwide up to September 2015. More than 7,510 patent families relevant to the scope of this report have been selected. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 05, 2015

Cree and Epistar Signed a Global LED Chip Patent Cross-License Agreement

Cree, Inc. and Epistar Corporation have signed a worldwide patent cross-license agreement for light emitting diode (LED) chips to further advance the growth of the LED lighting and LED bulb markets. Cree and Epistar both hold broad and substantial LED chip patent portfolios that are important for making blue LEDs, the foundation of white LEDs found in most lighting products manufactured worldwide. Under the terms of the agreement, each party receives a license to the other’s nitride LED chip patents and is granted certain rights to non-nitride LED chip patents. Over the term of the agreement, Cree will receive a licensing fee and royalty payments from Epistar. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | May 22, 2014

Yole Releases New Nanowire LED IP Study - Startups Compete with Asian LED Giants in the IP Landscape

Timeline of patent publications for active devices Asian giants Samsung, Panasonic and LG are the top three patent assignees for Nanowire LED technology. Facing them are several startups including glo, Aledia and Ecospark, which between them have raised more than $150M - thus confirming their serious interest in this field. However, these newcomers face strong technological challenges. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Apr 23, 2014

GaN-on-Silicon Substrate Patent Investigation - Knowmade & Yole See More Players on the Playground

Evolution of patent publications related  to GaN-on-Si technology from the earliest beginning in the seventies until today GaN-on-Si technology appeared naturally as an alternative to GaN-on-Sapphire—the main stream technology for LED applications. Today, despite potential cost benefits, the mass adoption of GaN-on-Si technology for LED applications remains unclear. Most major LED makers have a patenting activity related to GaN-on-Si technology, but so far, few have made it the core of their strategy and technology roadmap. Contrary to the LED industry, we expect GaN-on-Si to be widely adopted by Power Electronics and RF applications because of its lower cost and CMOS compatibility. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Oct 21, 2013

Cree Licenses Remote Phosphor Patent Portfolio to NNCrystal

Cree, Inc. announced it signed a non-exclusive worldwide license agreement with Hangzhou Najing Technologies, Ltd. (NNCrystal US Corp.) that provides access to Cree’s remote phosphor patent portfolio. The licensed family of patents addresses the fundamental combination of a blue LED and a remote phosphor element to produce white light, as well as the manufacture, design and placement of the optical element, enabling lighting manufacturers that use NNCrystal’s remote phosphor optical elements to manufacture remote phosphor-based LED lights without taking a separate remote phosphor patent license from Cree. Product time to market can be shortened by using Cree’s patented technology and by using NNCrystal’s licensed remote phosphor optical elements to access the technology. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Aug 26, 2013

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

Sharp Corporation (head office: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture; President: Kozo Takahashi; below "Sharp") and OSRAM GmbH (head office: Munich, Germany; CEO: Wolfgang Dehen; below "OSRAM") have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and laser diodes. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 05, 2013

MP Lighting Got Patent for Active Cooling System for LED Lighting Granted

Depending on the placement of the NTC thermistor array in the general structure of LED fixture there are at least three versions possible MP Lighting, a designer and manufacturer of innovative LED fixtures, announced today it has been completed the Patent portfolio relating to its Active Cooling System (ACS) for LED lighting industry. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Feb 01, 2013

New Patent Aims to Improve Light Distribution of Tubular Lamps and Luminaires

Numerous LEDs with dedicated lightguides provide a even and controlled light distribution Appropriate even light distribution in LED replacement tubes respectively tubular LED lamps and luminaires is still one of the weak points of LED lighting. Recently the interesting patent application "Light distribution using tapered waveguides in LED-based tubular lamps as replacements of linear fluorescent lamps" covering that topic became a granted patent, with patent number US8,348,467 B2. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Jan 09, 2013

IEEE Selected Seoul Semiconductor as Top 10 Patent Power in Semiconductor Manufacturing

According to IEEE's analysis, SSC's patent portfolio provides very high strength for the future Seoul Semiconductor made its name as the only LED manufacturer who ranked as part of the top 10 LED patent power of a Semiconductor manufacturing field according to the Patent Power 2012 ranking by IEEE (Institute of Electronical and Electronics Engineers) Spectrum Magazine. Read more »

White Paper | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 11, 2012

Research and Markets Offers LED Lighting - Key Patent Analysis: Remote Phosphor

LEDs, which are semi-conductor devices that convert electricity into light by the properties of compound semi-conductors, have higher energy efficiency and cost less for replacement due to longer lifetimes than existing lighting systems, and have high resistance to impact or vibration. Furthermore, LEDs have advantages in terms of energy saving and protection of the environment since they do not use toxic substances such as mercury, which give an impetus to their market entry as new lighting systems to replace existing lighting systems. Read more »

News-Spot | IP, Reports & Roadmaps | Dec 06, 2012

Epistar’s Patent Portfolio Reaches New Milestone of 1,000 Granted Patents

As a world-leading company in LED chip technology, Epistar Corporation was granted its 1000th patent recently. This number will continue to grow as there are about another 1,000 applications pending worldwide. Since its establishment in 1996, Epistar has firmly believed that technology innovation is the foundation for being a leader in the industry, and that acquisition and strategic deployment of intellectual property rights, such as patents, is a key to success. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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