In June, two more U.S. lighting companies—Troy-CSL Lighting and Amerlux—entered into Philip’s EnabLED Licensing Program. The patent license agreement, which is “…based on Philips Lighting’s EnabLED program’s published terms and conditions, provides Troy-CSL Lighting and Amerlux with full, worldwide access to a wide range of basic LED control and system-level technologies.” The press release went on to state, “As a result of the agreement, all outstanding litigations between the companies related to patents offered under the EnabLED Licensing Program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs have been dismissed.”
“Concluding license agreements with companies like Troy-CSL Lighting, in what is an open and transparent license program, is helping to accelerate the adoption of energy efficient LED lighting, which is good for the growth of the industry and the environment,” said Frank Bistervels, senior director for Intellectual Property Licensing at Philips Lighting. He went on to say, “We are very pleased that Amerlux has joined [the] more than 200 other U.S. 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.”
The license agreement with Troy-CSL Lighting and Amerlux continues earlier agreements between Philips and more than 600 lighting companies world-wide including, Acuity Brands, Cooper Lighting (now Eaton), Generation Brands, Nora Lighting, Osram, Cree, and Zumtobel. The goal of the EnabLED Licensing Program is to “…accelerate market adoption and growth of LED-based products…”.
For completed details about the program go to the program’s website.