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5 February 2007


Osram and Philips cross-license inorganic and organic LED patents

Osram GmbH of Munich Germany and Philips of The Netherlands, which are the world’s two biggest lighting companies, have signed a cross-licensing agreement involving the mutual licensing of patents for all inorganic and organic LEDs.

The agreement relates to patents held by Philips, including its LED-making subsidiary Philips Lumileds Lighting Company of San Jose, CA, USA, and by Osram, including its LED-making subsidiary Osram Opto Semiconductors GmbH of Regensburg, Germany.

“We expect this to put us in an even better position to use LED technology to serve the demands of the market,” says Osram Opto’s president and CEO, Dr Rüdiger Müller.

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