Epistar and Toyoda Gosei Enter a Cross License Agreement

Sep 18, 2010 Epistar Corporation (“Epistar”) and Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.(“Toyoda Gosei”) entered a cross license agreement to allow the companies (including subsidiaries) to use each other’s patents for specific technologies in Group III-V compound semiconductor light emitting diodes (“LEDs”), which include InGaN LEDs and AlGaInP LEDs. Epistar is the only company in Taiwan, R.O.C. getting the cross license from Toyoda Gosei.

Epistar holds valuable patents for high-brightness AlGaInP LEDs and high-power GaN LEDs. Toyoda Gosei likewise holds a number of valuable patents for InGaN LEDs. Epistar and Toyoda Gosei agreed to respect and mutually utilize each other’s technologies in order to further advance the market for LED products.

www.epistar.com.tw

Author:  BIO T&T

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