Philips and Lemnis Lighting conclude LED patent license agreement

    November 10, 2010

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands (November 10, 2010) – Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHI) and Lemnis Lighting signed a license agreement giving Lemnis access to Philips’ vast portfolio of patents related to LED systems and controls. Lemnis joins the licensing program for LED-based luminaires and retrofit bulbs, introduced by Philips. At the same time Philips obtains access to the LED-bulb architecture and control patents of Lemnis. No financial details of the agreement are disclosed.


    “Philips believes that sharing its LED lighting solutions through licensing will accelerate the adoption of LED lighting and foster the growth of the LED industry. Our wide-ranging innovations are reflected in our large patent portfolio that we offer to others”, said Frank Bistervels, Senior Director Licensing at Philips Intellectual Property & Standards. “We are very pleased that, like many others, Lemnis Lighting has joined our licensing program, which contributes to the further growth of the LED industry.”

    Lemnis Lighting B.V. is a subsidiary of Tendris Holding and a frontrunner in the field of sustainable lighting solutions, based on LED technology such as the Pharox LED Bulb. “This agreement provides additional reinforcement to our customers to continue to grow their business of LED lamps and luminaires and is a further important step towards Lemnis’ main goal of fast adoption of LED lighting solutions in mass markets”, said Martijn Dekker, Chief Technology Officer of Lemnis Lighting.

    More information about the patent licensing program for LED-based luminaires and retrofit bulbs used in the general illumination, architectural and theatrical markets is available at

    For further information, please contact:

    Bjorn Teuwsen
    Philips Intellectual Property & Standards 
    Tel: +31 40 27 40588

    Simon Poulter
    Philips Lighting
    Tel: +31 40 27 55 273

    Ivo Verheijden
    Lemnis Lighting
    Tel: +31 34 27 607 60

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