Sharp and Toyoda Gosei enter into LED and laser diode patent cross-licensing agreement

Dec. 29, 2009
Sharp Corporation (Osaka City, Japan) and Toyoda Gosei (Kiyosu City, Japan) entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering light-emitting diodes LEDs and laser diodes.

Sharp Corporation (Osaka City, Japan) and Toyoda Gosei (Kiyosu City, Japan) entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering light-emitting diodes LEDs and laser diodes (see also "LED Japan 2009 nearly doubles attendance" and "LED and diode-laser patent complaint targets major electronics manufacturers").

This cross-licensing agreement grants each other the right to use inventions related to LEDs and laser diodes covered by the patents owned by the respective companies in Japan and in other countries. By entering into this cross-licensing agreement, the research and development by the two companies will be enhanced, thus contributing to the development of the ever-growing LED industry.

Sharp is aiming to create even more advanced LEDs and laser diodes to respond to market demand.

For more information, go to sharp-world.com/corporate/news/091225.html.

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Gail has more than 30 years of engineering, marketing, product management, and editorial experience in the photonics and optical communications industry. Before joining the staff at Laser Focus World in 2004, she held many product management and product marketing roles in the fiber-optics industry, most notably at Hughes (El Segundo, CA), GTE Labs (Waltham, MA), Corning (Corning, NY), Photon Kinetics (Beaverton, OR), and Newport Corporation (Irvine, CA). During her marketing career, Gail published articles in WDM Solutions and Sensors magazine and traveled internationally to conduct product and sales training. Gail received her BS degree in physics, with an emphasis in optics, from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA in May 1986.

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