Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced that it signed a patent license agreement with GVA Lighting Inc., a designer and manufacturer of LED lighting systems for architectural and commercial markets. The license provides GVA Lighting with full, worldwide access to a wide range of basic LED control, color-mixing, and system-level technologies.
With the agreement, litigation between the companies related to the patents offered under the EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs has been dismissed.
“We are very pleased that GVA Lighting has joined our EnabLED Licensing Program and that the litigation has been dismissed. By utilizing our wide range of LED lighting innovations, GVA Lighting will help accelerate the adoption of energy efficient LED lighting with the rest of the program members,” said Frank Bistervels, Vice President for Intellectual Property Licensing at Philips Lighting.
The license agreement with GVA Lighting follows earlier agreements between Philips Lighting and more than 700 lighting companies, including, amongst others, Chauvet, Colorbeam Co. Ltd. (Taiwan), iGuzzini, and Amerlux. Philips Lighting aims to accelerate market adoption and growth of LED-based products by offering its market-leading patented LED luminaire and retrofit bulb technologies.
Since 2008, EnabLED has encouraged innovation and fostered industry growth. The company has pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 125 years and has led the development of the LED industry over the past 20 years. Few companies can match its level of R&D investment. Philips Lighting’s LED patents include inventions such as warm dimming, high color rendering white, tunable white, color illumination and efficient light mixing and distribution.