Osram reports that it has settled its latest patent dispute with Maylaysian LED manufacturer Dominant Semiconductor. The two companies agreed to keep the details of the settlement confidential. Osram and Dominant appear to be unusually tight-lipped about even which patents were disputed. Although Osram acknowledged that as part of the settlement, it licensed certain patents to Dominant. The agreement reportedly covers patents in the field of opto-electronic semiconductor components.
The two companies have had ongoing patent disputes going back to at least 2006 when the United States International Trade Commission banned the importation of certain Dominant Semiconductor products into the United States due to patent violations. In the past, disputes between the two companies have involved Osram’s patents related to light conversion (phosphor) technology in white LEDs. It is not clear if these patents were related to the current settlement.
OSRAM Licht AG is a multinational lighting manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany. It is a world-leading lighting manufacturer.
OSRAM was founded in 1919 by the merger of the lighting businesses of Auergesellschaft, Siemens & Halske and Allgemeine Elektrizitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG). On July 5, 2013, OSRAM was spun-off from Siemens, the listing of the stocks began on July 8, 2013 on Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
About Dominant Semiconductor
DOMINANT Opto Technologies is a dynamic Malaysian Corporation that is amongst the world’s leading SMT LED manufacturers. Since year 2000, the prime activities of the company are in designing, developing and manufacturing of opto semiconductor components mainly Light Emitting Diodes.