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Cree and Osram ink cross-licensing agreement for LEDs

April 4, 2011
Cree, Inc., Durham, N.C., Osram GmbH/Siemens, owner of the Sylvania lamp line, signed a patent cross-license agreement covering patents from both parties for blue LED chip technology, white LEDs and phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires and lamps and LED ...

Cree, Inc., Durham, N.C., Osram GmbH/Siemens, owner of the Sylvania lamp line, signed a patent cross-license agreement covering patents from both parties for blue LED chip technology, white LEDs and phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires and lamps and LED lighting control systems. In a press release Cree said 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. Cree recently announced a similar broad cross-license agreement with Philips and has existing patent agreements with Nichia and Toyoda Gosei regarding LED technology. Details