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.

“We are pleased that we continue to be granted patents covering big-chip LED technology and the rapid allowance of our patents is a testament to the novelty of our approach in the solid-state lighting industry,” said Alexei Erchak, founder and CTO, Luminus. “We have more than 100 additional patents pending in the US and in other countries that further extend our coverage.” 

In addition to filing for new patents, Luminus has a track record of granting licenses to other LED companies, including: Forepi, Epistar and Nichia.

“It is our belief that the innovative technologies developed at Luminus can help advance the entire solid-state industry at a more rapid pace,” commented Erchak. “We therefore welcome licensing opportunities that complement our core manufacturing business while simultaneously helping other LED companies benefit from our technology.

As the industry begins to become more and more interested in the value of big-chip LEDs, we are seeing companies respect our IP position and many licensing opportunities continue to develop.”

Designed to provide an ultra-bright, reliable light source, PhlatLight big-chip LEDs are used in display applications by some of the world’s largest electronics and lighting companies such as Acer, Guth, LG, Philips Lighting and Samsung. They enable new general illumination applications in lighting markets such as architectural, entertainment, retail, residential, roadways, industrial high-bay lighting, digital displays and signage and UV for industrial processing.

About Luminus Devices:
Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance solid-state light sources – PhlatLight® LEDs - for a variety of lighting applications. Its headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com.

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