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    Signify climbs European Patent Office worldwide rankings

    March 28, 2023

    Groundbreaking year for lighting innovation sees Signify climb European Patent Office worldwide rankings

     

    • Record year for submissions puts Signify in the top 10 European-headquartered companies, remaining #1 in the lighting industry and at #22 worldwide.

     

    Eindhoven, the Netherlands Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, continued to extend its industry-leading IP portfolio with a record year for submissions in 2022, placing in the top 10 European-headquartered companies, first in the lighting industry, and climbing to 22nd worldwide in the European Patent Office (EPO) rankings.

    Our innovations benefit the environment and society with new experiences that deliver value to our customers. Our culture of innovation has enabled us to build a strong portfolio of intellectual property that reflects our dedication to transforming the lighting industry with products, systems, and services that maximize energy efficiency, have a long life span, and advance user experience for consumers, businesses, and municipalities.”

     

    Eric Rondolat
    CEO Signify

    Signify's patent applications break new ground in sustainable innovations, including energy-efficient light sources and smart lighting systems for professionals, consumers, and municipalities. The patents filed in 2022 reflect the company's long-term commitment to many dimensions of sustainability including horticultural lighting to protect food availability, circular production including 3D printing, and light that optimizes people's health and well-being.

     

    Signify has expanded the impact of its innovations through its pioneering EnabLED licensing program. Through the program, more than 1,500 companies can now access over 5,000 of Signify's patents and incorporate leading energy-efficient LED technologies into their own products.

     

    About the EPO

     

    The European Patent Office (EPO) is one of the largest public service institutions in Europe. Headquartered in Munich with offices in Berlin, Brussels, The Hague and Vienna, the EPO was founded with the aim of strengthening co-operation on patents in Europe. Through the EPO's centralised patent granting procedure, inventors are able to obtain high-quality patent protection in up to 44 countries, covering a market of some 700 million people. The EPO is also the world's leading authority in patent information and patent searching.

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Corporate Communications

    Tom Lodge

    Tel: +31 6 5252 5416

    E-mail: tom.lodge@signify.com

    About Signify

     

    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.

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