Osram scores major win in patent dispute against Lighting Science Group
At the end of April 2019, US-based Lighting Science Group (LSG) filed a patent infringement complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) against Osram and other companies in the lighting industry. Osram defended the claim against three LSG patents, and the ITC has now determined that none of these patents, all covering LED packages, was infringed by Osram products.
For two patents, the ITC made a non-infringement finding in April 2020. With the recent decision on the third patent, the ITC terminated its investigation, finding the asserted claims of the third patent are invalid and that there was no infringement of the patent by Osram. LSG also failed to show that the technical prong of the domestic industry requirement was met.
Osram will continue to take action against unjustified accusations and will continue to defend its intellectual property rights. The global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 100 years has an extensive patent portfolio globally, including a considerable percentage of it in the United States. The patent portfolio ranges from high-tech semiconductor technology, such as LED or laser lighting, to smart and connected lighting solutions and systems.
OSRAM, based in Munich, is a leading global high-tech company with a history dating back more than 110 years. Primarily focused on semiconductor -based technologies, our products are used in highly diverse applications ranging from virtual reality to autonomous driving and from smartphones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. OSRAM uses the endless possibilities of light to improve the quality of life for individuals and communities. OSRAM’s innovations enable people all over the world not only to see better, but also to communicate, travel, work and live better. OSRAM has approximately 23,500 employees worldwide as of end of fiscal 2019 (September 30) and generated revenue of about 3.5 billion euros from continuing activities. The company is listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; trading symbol: OSR). Additional information can be found at www.osram.com.
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