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OSRAM SYLVANIA Settles Canadian Patent Infringement Lawsuit
North American Lighting Leader Protects its ICETRON® Electrodeless Induction Lamp Technology

Danvers, MA. (Aug. 20, 2012) – OSRAM SYLVANIA announced today that it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit in Canada against Canadian lighting distributors Lakefront Lighting Inc. of Cobourg, Ontario and Luxlite Inc. of Mississauga, Ontario. The lawsuit filed in Canadian Federal Court in Ottawa, Ontario had been brought against the defendants alleging that they were selling and offering to sell electrodeless induction lamps in violation of OSRAM SYLVANIA’s Canadian Patent No. 2,185,267, which is one of several OSRAM SYLVANIA patents related to its ICETRON induction lighting system.  As part of the settlement, the defendants are enjoined from infringing the patent in suit.

The ICETRON inductively coupled electrodeless lighting system was developed by OSRAM SYLVANIA and is the subject of several patents in the United States and in other countries throughout the world.  OSRAM SYLVANIA remains committed to enforcing its intellectual property rights in induction lighting.  The ICETRON lighting system is manufactured by OSRAM SYLVANIA and sold by OSRAM SYLVANIA and its affiliate OSRAM.

OSRAM SYLVANIA values its well-earned intellectual property and dedicates 6 percent of sales back into R&D for continued advancement of both traditional and solid state lighting technologies.


OSRAM SYLVANIA is a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology. The company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles primarily under the SYLVANIA brand name, and also under the OSRAM brand. Headquartered in Danvers, Mass., OSRAM SYLVANIA is the North American operation of OSRAM AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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