Cree and Osram Sign Comprehensive Patent Cross Licensing Agreement

Cree of Durham, North Carolina USA, and Osram GmbH of Munich, Germany have signed a comprehensive patent cross license agreement. The agreement is for the mutual licensing of patents related to all stages of the value chain, including inorganic LED chips, white LEDs, phosphors, packaging, LED luminaires, and electronic control systems.

The agreement reportedly covers patents which Cree acquired through its acquisition of LED Light Fixtures Inc.

Apparently, the agreement also covers the patents related to the DMX controls hardware and software solutions of Osram subsidiary Traxon Technologies.

Both Company’s have previously entered into cross licensing agreements with Nichia, Philips, and Toyoda Gosei.

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