LED manufacturers Cree and Osram have signed a patent cross-license agreement.
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.
“Over the last two decades, we have developed innovative, energy efficient LED lighting technology and have protected this technology under international intellectual property laws,” said Chuck Swoboda, Cree chairman and CEO.
Cree has a similar cross-license agreement with Philips.
It is also has patent agreements with Nichia and Toyoda Gosei regarding LED technology.
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