Eindhoven, The Netherlands – Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting today announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with the US company Amerlux. The license, based on Philips Lighting’s EnabLED licensing program’s published terms and conditions, provides Amerlux with full, worldwide access to a wide range of basic LED control and system-level technologies. As a result of the agreement, the outstanding litigation between the companies related to patents offered under the EnabLED licensing program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs has been dismissed. To date more than 200 US companies have joined the EnabLED program and Amerlux is the second to be announced within a week.
“We are very pleased that Amerlux has joined more than 200 other US companies in our licensing program. Philips Lighting has long believed that sharing its wide-ranging LED lighting innovations through licensing accelerates the adoption of LED lighting and fosters the growth of the LED industry,” said Frank Bistervels, Senior Director for Intellectual Property Licensing at Philips Lighting.
The license agreement with Amerlux follows earlier agreements between Philips Lighting and more than 600 lighting companies including, amongst others, Acuity Brands, Cooper Lighting, Generation Brands, Nora Lighting, Troy-CSL Lighting, Osram, Cree and Zumtobel. Philips Lighting aims to accelerate market adoption and growth of LED-based products by making available to the lighting industry its market-leading patented LED luminaire and retrofit bulb technologies. Additional information is available at www.ip.philips.com/licensing/enabled.