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4/10/2014 10:00 AM EDT
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Kinnar
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Very good number
Kinnar   4/10/2014 2:30:56 PM
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22,262 patents is the major factor that might have worked for development of LED lighting. Also the first 15 organizations filing more than 25% of patents will be major beneficiary of their development as they might have many alternative patents for LED lighting applications.

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DrQuine   4/24/2014 8:33:25 AM
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The referenced LED Patent Landscape 26 page report has an interesting Figure 3 ('Technology Evolution Tree of LED Patent Filings') which shows the number of patents filed in each year from 1994 through 2012 by 7 categories (Electronics / Light Management / Heat Management / Light Emissions / Lighting / Displays / Others). 'Light Emissions' is the dominant category while 'Others' is the smallest. Patent filings peaked between 2004 and 2008 and in 2012 were back down to the level of 1994.

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