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Analysis of the Expired Patent: Nichia's YAG Phosphor Product Image

Analysis of the Expired Patent: Nichia's YAG Phosphor

  • ID: 2587377
  • April 2013
  • 214 Pages
  • SNE Research

In recent times global companies have increasingly come to use patents as a means to maintain competitiveness of their products. In particular, they are making good use of patent rights to maintain the dominance of their original technologies.

Similarly in the LED industry, leading companies are hindering new companies from entering the market, forming a patent network. In particular, Nichia has the patent right for the yellow phosphor (YAG), which first enabled implementation of white LEDs, facilitating the growth of the LED market. This has also made a great contribution to Nichia's LED business. Since there will be many changes in the industry upon expiration of the patent, industry players are watching developments closely. That the expiration of the patent is frequently the topic of industry news articles, shows just how much interest is paid on the availability of the YAG phosphor. Nevertheless, it is not easy to obtain objective information to grasp what are the effects of the expiration of the YAG phosphor patent and Nichia's YAG patent portfolio.

In order to fulfill this need this report presents an intensive analysis of the patent claims of Nichia's YAG patent READ MORE >

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1. Patent Analysis Overview
- Patent Analysis Background
- Selection Of Nichia's Key YAG Patents
- Patent Analysis Scope And Methodology
- Led Phosphor Technology Overview

2. Significance Of Patent Expiration
- Significance Of Patent Expiration
- Case 1) Effect Of Patent Expiration
- Case 2) Effect Of Patent Expiration

3. Nichia YAG Phosphor Patent- Family Patent Analysis
- 925 Patent Overview
- 925 Patent Genealogy
- 925 Patent Citation Analysis
- 925 Patent Families Patent Trend By Year
- 925 Patent Family List
- 925 Patent Families- Patent Summary Analysis

4. Nichia YAG Phosphor Patent - Family Patent Claim Analysis (US & KR)
- Significance Of Patent Analysis Of 925 Patent Families
- 925 Patent Families- Patent Scope Analysis

5. Nichia YAG Phosphor Patent- In-Depth Analysis Of Patent Claims
- In-Depth Analysis Of 925 Patent
- Claim 1: In-Depth Analysis
- Claim 14: In-Depth Analysis
- Claim 23: In-Depth Analysis

6. Nichia YAG Phosphor: Related Patent Analysis
- List Of Related YAG Patents
- Analysis Of Patent Summaries And Claims Of Related YAG Patents

7. Nichia YAG Phosphor- Patent Infringement Lawsuits (US)
- List Of Patent Infringement Lawsuits (US)
- Case Summary

8. Conclusion And Implications

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