Dominant also claims victory in Osram patent case

Dominant Semiconductors has taken a slightly different view from Osram over the ruling by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in the patent dispute between the two rival LED manufacturers (see also Osram Opto wins patent action in USA against Dominant".)

According to a press release issued by Dominant, the ITC has determined that there is no violation by Dominant with respect to five out of the eight patents brought forward by Osram GmbH.

Download the ITC ruling (PDF, 1.8 MB)

The five patents where no infringement was found describe technologies relating to white-light emission. The other three patents, where infringement was identified, concern LED packaging technology, particularly for high-power LEDs in automotive lighting applications.

The ITC initially ruled that Dominant's products infringed the five patents relating to white LEDs, but Dominant pointed out that its white LEDs were modified since the action was filed. Osram maintains that the modified devices still infringe its patents, but the ITC ruled this was not the case.

“This determination supports our stand that Dominant respects intellectual property rights," said a Dominant spokesperson. "We possess our own unique know-how and will continue to develop new technologies.”

As for the patent infringement in PLCC-4 package or power LEDs, Dominant says that no literal infringement was found but an equivalent infringement was concluded. “Much innovation has been put into our PLCC-4 product line and we believe that our product has its own merits,” said the Dominant spokesperson.

Nevertheless, says Dominant, it "respects the determination" and will take further actions to remedy this matter.

Dominant says that the decision "opens the door for Dominant Semiconductors Sdn. Bhd. to compete aggressively in the US white LED market."


Cree Inc

Leads the LED industry in performance, brightness and reliability with its XLamp LED family, enabling the lighting industry with efficient, environmentally-friendly LEDs that produce beau...

Zierick Manufacturing Corp

Offers innovative solutions for interconnect applications. Specializes in wire-to-board and board-to-board applications. Provides surface mount and thru-hole products while further reduci...

InnoLight sp zoo

EU located lighting manufacturer for LED GU10 5W 600lm CRI>80 reflector, great performance, and LED E27 5W 380lm classic traditional appearance.

CSA Group

A global solutions provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas, medical and a variety of other products.

Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy Efficient Lighting offers total solutions to both conventional and more advanced LED lighting fixtures and LED retrofit kits for commercial and industrial applications.


48 companies worldwide, passionate about light and innovation, experts in developing LED lighting solutions for safe and comfortable environments with significant energy and cost savings,...

Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries Corp. is a leader in float glass, fabricated glass and high performance coated glass products. Guardian lighting solutions deliver optimal performance, flexibility and...

ELMA Electronic Inc

Provides standard and customized LED solutions. Elma's LED family offers consistent, reliable, and durable illuminating and indicating solutions.

LEDSAmerica Inc

LedsAmerica is a full line LED line company and has manufacturing in Iowa where T8 LED-O tubes and street lights are made together with PL, PARs, High Bay lights. MAx

Lumentra Inc

Provides NVLAP accredited optical (photometry, colorimetry, Lumen maintenance), thermal (mapping and transient analysis), electrical characterization services, product development, supply...


The LED, DC-DC and AC-DC power supplies from 1W - 1600W. Cincon’s lighting controllers, interfaces and devices incorporating DALI protocol. LED drivers from 25W - 150W with international ...


LTF, LLC is a U.S based solid-state lighting product development and manufacturing company with facilities located in both USA and China.

Marian Inc

Marian is a global company who supplies die cut and converted parts to the LED market. Materials include thermal pads, reflective, venting, gaskets, insulators, diffusers and more.

Colorimetry Research

Specializes in the field of optics, manufacturing, electronics and software enables us engineer products with the right balance of hardware and software.

eldoLED America Inc

Designs and manufactures drive solutions for LED based lighting systems. Our technologies empower our customers to deliver the promise of LED lighting.

Cirrus Logic Inc

Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers across a variety of energy-related applications, including the ...


Established in 2002 as an ecommerce store for all your LED product needs.


Designer and manufacturer of custom and industry standard LED, DC-DC and AC-DC power supplies from 1W to 1600W. Cincon also designs and manufacturers lighting controllers, interfaces...

Illumination Machines

Illumination Machines designs custom optics, heat sinks, and remote phosphor systems for LED luminaires and lamps.

eldoLED BV

eldoLED is a world leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent drive solutions for LED based lighting systems. Our technologies empower our customers to deliver the promise of LED...







Have a press release or other announcement you'd like to share?

Submit Announcement

Miss a webcast? Watch it in the archives


LEDs Magazine Newsletter

Our weekly flagship news source

Product Focus

Monthly newsletter

Illumination in Focus

Bi-monthly newsletter

Copyright © 2007-2014. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.