Licensing program for LED Luminaires and Retrofits

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Philips introduced a patent licensing program for LED-based luminaires and retrofit bulbs used in the general illumination, architectural and theatrical markets. As a market leader in lighting, Philips aims to open up the potential of new LED lighting solutions to companies and consumers. This program extends the former Color Kinetics licensing program to enable faster growth of the SSL (Solid State Lighting) market.

It is Philips’ policy to share its IP on basic control inventions for LED-based luminaries through licensing. By providing access to our patented technologies we give other companies the possibility to enter into new and promising markets. This Philips’ IP addresses the basic control technologies required in a broad range of LED lighting applications.

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Licensing program for LED Luminaires and Retrofits

  1. 1. Licensing program for LED Luminaires and Retrofits Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
  2. 2. Agenda • Introduction • Program outline • Contact info • Core Technology Examples This presentation is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be a contract and shall not be legally binding in any respect on any party. There shall be no contract until a final written contract is signed by authorized representatives of both companies. For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 2
  3. 3. Business Drivers • For Licensee – Preferred and more economic solutions – More flexibility in component sourcing – More freedom for optimal solution • For Licensee and Philips – Accelerate growth of LED luminaires and retrofit bulb markets For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 3
  4. 4. LED Lighting Systems - What’s Involved For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 4
  5. 5. Philips Licensing Program Outline • Product scope: Finished, branded, LED Luminaires and Retrofits • Field of use – General Illumination (Professional and Residential), – Architectural, Theatrical and Entertainment fields • Scope licensed patents: – Basic LED control and system-level technologies – Includes patents (and patent applications) with priority date prior to 2008 – Covers IP from Philips and former Color Kinetics and TIR 28-08-2012 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 5
  6. 6. IP Coverage on a System Controller network Luminaires Modular connections Authoring For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 Controllers 6
  7. 7. Licensed Patent Portfolio • More than 210 patent families • More than 960 issued patents • More than 470 patents pending • Worldwide (e.g. US, Europe, China, Japan, Korea, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Hong Kong) For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 7
  8. 8. Expected Relevance X 28-08-2012 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 8
  9. 9. Royalties for LED Luminaires • Royalties based on Net Revenues – 3% for Single Color Luminaires (fixed color temperature white or color) – 4% for Tunable White Luminaires (color temperature controllable) – 5% for Color Changing Luminaires (Charged only for manufacturing or sales in countries where Philips has at least one issued patent covering a feature of the licensed product) • Net Revenue is the price actually charged to a customer to purchase a 28-08-2012 licensed product, excluding freight, insurances, and taxes For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 9
  10. 10. Royalties for LED Retrofit Bulbs • Royalty based on Net Revenues: – 5% – Minimum 0.25 Euro per unit (Charged only for manufacturing or sales in countries where Philips has at least one issued patent covering a feature of the licensed product) • “LED-based Retrofit Bulb” means: a LED-based light bulb designed and intended to be installed in an existing luminaire that previously utilized a conventional (non-LED) light bulb 28-08-2012 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 10
  11. 11. Luminaires using qualified components (1/2) No royalties due provided that the following are from a qualified supplier: • all LED light-engine modules (LEDs placed on one or more common circuit board(s)); and • all LED drivers; and • all components, if any, for controlling the light output of the LEDs used in the luminaire The trademark of the respective qualified supplier(s) is identifiable on each of the above components assembled in the luminaire. For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808
  12. 12. Luminaires using qualified components (2/2) • Qualified Suppliers are Philips, Osram and Zumtobel Group • Luminaire company still needs to enter into a license agreement with Philips (even if all luminaires only include components from qualified suppliers) For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808
  13. 13. Key steps to Agreement 1. Philips and company enter into an NDA • • Protects company’s product information Company information will not be shared outside Philips IP&S 2. Evaluate company’s products to illustrate the value of the license offered • • Categorize product portfolio (into Single Color, Tunable White, Color Change, Retrofit Bulb) Determine use of Philips IP Products practicing identified patents, per country (manufactured, sold and/or used) 3. Conclude Patent License Agreement For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808
  14. 14. FAQ • Why do I need a license, even in the event I source 100% key components from Qualified Suppliers? – Only via the license agreement your products get the status of licensed products under patents not embodied in the sourced components – Philips licenses more than only patents embodied in the key components sourced by Philips, Osram and/or Zumtobel Group. Being licensed will (also) allow you to use all licensed Philips’ patents related to LED Luminaires , beyond what is embodied in the key components sourced either from Philips, Osram and/or Zumtobel Group – The license agreement will give you the advantage of designing in optimal technologies as offered via the license program – The license agreement will give you a status as “licensed ” which you can use to your benefit in marketing your products For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 14
  15. 15. FAQ • When I use LUXEON or Osram LEDs, do I still need to pay a royalty? The purchase of LUXEON or Osram LEDs by itself will not entitle you to a royalty-free license for these patents, because LEDs as such are no qualified components. Only LED light-engine modules (LEDs placed on one or more common circuit board(s)) with an identifiable trademark of a qualified supplier can be qualified components. The purchase of LUXEON or Osram LED engine modules by itself, without additionally purchasing the corresponding drivers (and controller components, if present) from a qualified supplier, will not entitle you to a royalty-free license for these patents. So, a royalty is required on those luminaires and retrofit bulbs that practice one or more of the Philips patents. For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 15
  16. 16. FAQ • Does this program also include Philips’ designs? No, the program only relates to patents directed to technology and not to other IP directed to the aesthetic appearance of the products • I’m interested in applications outside the markets addressed by your program. Can I get a license? We are willing to further explore your request, but willingness, list of patents and terms can deviate from the program. For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 16
  17. 17. Contact info E-mail: Website: For information purposes only info.SSLlicensing@philips.com www.ip.philips.com/licensing/ssl Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 17
  18. 18. LED Lighting Systems – Examples what could be involved For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 18
  19. 19. Examples of what could be involved 28-08-2012 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 19
  20. 20. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Dimming Application: Power control Advantage: Re-use existing dimmers; mimic existing incandescent look; dim without changing color temp Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6975079, 7038399, 7135824, 6384545 Europe: EP1502483,1479270,1459599,1461980 Asia: JP4347794, JP4353804; CN1600047, CN03803878, CN02824219, CN02826433, KR10-0960825 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 20
  21. 21. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Input Filter Current / Voltage Converter Bleeding Power Supply Voltage Detection Control / Protection when changes in LEDs occur Driving LEDs Application: Safe conventional light source replacement Advantage: Allows accurate control and protection of driver circuitry in case of changes in the LEDs at the output, such as over voltage, short circuits or malfunctioning of an individual LED in a string Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6094014, 6147458 Europe: EP0929992, 0929993 , 0929994, 1034690 Asia: JP4260226, JP4159119; CN98801402, CN98801403, CN99801067, CN99801067 CONFIDENTIAL Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 21
  22. 22. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Warm 3000K Medium 3500K Cool 6500K Intelligent White Light Illumination Application: White color temperature control Advantage: Produce high quality tunable white light Example Patents/Applications: North America: US7014336, 6636003, 6513949, 6234645 Europe: EP1016062, 1234140, 1118252, 1047904 Asia: JP4376464, 01542388; CN99802434, KR10-0776837, TW167039 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 22
  23. 23. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems LED Network OR LED Controller User Interface LED Current Switch Intelligent Color Illumination Application: Intelligent RGB color control Advantage: Allows creating simple to sophisticated illumination effects Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6016038, 6788011, 6806659, 6234645 Europe: EP1016062, 1047904 Asia: HK1025416, JP4230236, JP4376464, CN1289397 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 23
  24. 24. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Direct View Color-Mixing Tube Application: direct view architectural and theatrical fixtures Advantage: create smooth, non-pixelated color-changing effects visible on diffuser tube Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6676284, 7064498, 7118248, 7161311 Europe: EP1110198 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 24
  25. 25. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems MultiLED chip Sensors Controller feedback Feedback Control Application: Quality control Advantage: Produce and maintain high quality light output with less dependency on quality of discrete light source Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6617795, 2004/0052076 Europe: EP1502483, 1415345, 1459600 Asia: JP4347794, 04537173; TW-I289339; CN100383986, KR10-0916178 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 25
  26. 26. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Light Mixing and Distribution Application: Light output control Advantage: Effective and efficient blending and directing of LED light output Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6250774, 7255458; CA2249423, CA2533195 Europe: EP1649210, 0890059 Asia: JP4014227; TW093750; CN98800051; KR0471705 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 26
  27. 27. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Light Mixing and Distribution Application: Light output control Advantage: homogeneous illumination of an area without dazzling the user Example Patents/Applications: North America: US2010/0118531 Europe: EP2135005 Asia: CN101657678, JP10-501646 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 27
  28. 28. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Lighting Systems Application: Network control Advantage: Effective and efficient operation, communication and/or interaction by or between multiple devices Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6969954, 7233831, 6150774, 6831569, 5909429 Europe: EP1371211, 0870384 Asia: JP4141840; JP3892909, CN100414943 CN97191154; TW112395 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 28
  29. 29. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Controller RF, IR, Power Cycle User Interface Retrofit Application: Conventional light source replacement Advantage: Leverage the benefits associated with LED (e.g., efficiency) without loosing value add of existing infrastructure Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6969954, 6150774, 7161311, 6853150 Europe: EP1461980, 0890059 Asia: JP05513819; CN02826433; CN02826433, KR10-0956305 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 29
  30. 30. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems LED-based Lamp for Replacing TL Fluorescent Lamp Application: general illumination and speciality applications Advantage: energy-efficient, long-life and mercury-free alternative to fluorescent tubes Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6528954, 6762562, 6853151, 7014336, 7067992, 7350936, 7490957, 7507001 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 30
  31. 31. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Powercore® is a patented breakthrough in digital power processing technology that surpasses traditional power supply technology by streamlining multiple conversion and regulation stages into a single, flexible, microprocessorcontrolled power stage that rapidly, efficiently and accurately controls power output to LED-based systems directly from line voltage, eliminating the need for an external power supply. Powercore Application: power control (for single color or white, tunable white and color-changing) Advantage: increase power efficiencies; easier system installations and lower system costs by eliminating standalone power supplies Example Patents/Applications: North America: US7358706, 7256554 and 7233115 Other patent applications pending in US and abroad For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 31
  32. 32. Core Technologies for LED Lighting Systems Mixing Light from Different LEDs Application: Using two or more different LEDs to generate light (for single color or white, tunable white and color-changing) Advantage: achieve desired color of light or color temperature of white light, for both static and dynamic (e.g., color-changing) applications Example Patents/Applications: North America: US6692136, 6234648,623464, 6513949 Europe: EP1046196 Asia: JP4366016, JP4376464, IN210549, CN99802435.X, CN99802434, KR10-0702273, KR10-0776837, TW167039 For information purposes only Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 32
  33. 33. 28-08-2012 CONFIDENTIAL Intellectual Property & Standards 20120808 33

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