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Cree and Emson settle patent dispute and reach supply agreement

Cree and Emson settle patent dispute and reach supply agreement

Aug 3, 2017: Cree, Inc. , a leading LED supplier, announced that it has reached a confidential settlement in its patent infringement lawsuit with E. Mishan and Sons (“Emson”). Emson has agreed to an exclusive supply agreement to purchase market leading Cree® high power LEDs for its high performance tactical flashlights.

“Cree is pleased with the result of the litigation protecting its intellectual property rights,” said Dave Emerson, Cree LEDs senior vice president and general manager. “Cree will continue to diligently protect consumers and vendors from the perils of unauthorized LEDs across multiple applications and markets. We look forward to working together with Emson to provide superior products that include genuine, high quality LED chips and components from Cree.”

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Cree has developed an extensive LED patent portfolio after many years of intensive R&D, with numerous patents still pending. Emson joins other leading flashlight manufacturers in using Cree’s patented high power LEDs.

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