One area of the technologies Epistar has focused on is the innovation of LED filament bulbs that broke the stereotype of LED technology. Epistar’s research and development efforts in LED filament bulbs leads this revolutionary trend, leading to a number of pioneering patents including, but not limited to, U.S. Patent No. 6,346,771 entitled “High Power LED Lamp,” U.S. Patent No. 7,489,068 entitled “Light Emitting Device,” U.S. Patent No. 7,560,738 and titled “Light-Emitting Diode Array Having An Adhesive Layer,” and U.S. Patent No. 8,791,467 entitled “Light Emitting Diode And Method Of Making The Same” that cover filament technologies; and U.S. Patent No. 8,240,881 entitled “Light-Emitting Device Package,” U.S. Patent No. 9,065,022 entitled “Light Emitting Apparatus” that cover filament bulb technologies. Industry leaders such as Super Trend Lighting and Q L Light Source have already obtained licenses to the patents identified above. There is no other company that is licensed to all of the above-identified patents by press time.
In an effort to further develop and protect its proprietary technologies, Epistar has acquired additional patents to enhance its patent portfolio, including an exclusive license obtained from University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB, U.S. for Patent No. 7,687,813 to Dr. Shuji Nakamura and Dr. Steven P. DenBaars entitled “Standing Transparent Mirrorless Light Emitting Diode.”
The protection of intellectual property and its continuing investment in research and development activities are keys to Epistar’s success. Epistar believes that the emphasis and recognition of intellectual property will improve product performance, generate additional investment opportunities, and propel the industry for more innovation as a whole. Consistent with this philosophy, Epistar will continue to invest heavily on its research and development efforts, and provide more innovative and high performance products to its customers. EPISTAR will also continue to take steps necessary to protect its intellectual property rights, and work towards a better future of the LED technology.
Decades before solid-state lighting became today’s ubiquitous commodity a handful of visionaries founded Epistar to usher in the LED era. First-hand knowledge and insight led the Epistar to cutting-edge production and engineering innovation. Having accumulated tremendous expertise and expansive capacity, today Epistar sits firmly as the premier global supplier of LED and next generation semiconductor technologies. Epistar plays a pivotal role in LED’s full commercialization guiding the world into the solid-state lighting era. Epistar’s global footprint spans North America, Europe and Asia, and its revolutionary products and solutions have been chosen by some of the most well-known brands around the world, popularizing LED applications on cell phones, laptops, televisions, outdoor displays, automobiles, lighting devices and much more. Epistar is bringing the benefits of solid-state lighting into everyday life.
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