Lumencor Light Engine Patents Vindicated

Lumencor Light Engine Patents Vindicated

For Immediate Release:

Beaverton, Oregon, (March 28, 2018) – Lumencor, Inc. investigated certain Excelitas products after their launch last year and concluded they infringe a number of Lumencor patents. The infringement pertains to light engines incorporating the high-intensity, luminescent-rod-based light sources that Lumencor calls “light pipes.” On February 2, 2018, Lumencor filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC) accusing Excelitas X-Cite Fire products of infringing Lumencor’s U.S. Patents 9,574,722, 8,493,564 and 9,395,055. These products were manufactured for Excelitas by their Canadian subsidiary Lumen Dynamics Group, Inc. On the basis of Lumencor’s complaint, the Commission instituted an investigation into violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act by Excelitas.

Most recently, Excelitas has agreed to end importation of the accused X-Cite Fire products and also agreed not to import any light engines or light engine components which include a luminescent rod and infringe the Lumencor patents. On the basis of the agreement, both parties filed a motion for entry of a Consent Order and termination of the investigation. The Chief Administrative Law Judge of the ITC made an initial determination granting the motion on March 20. The Consent Order is expected to be issued by the Commission no later than April 19, 2018.

“Lumencor pioneered solid-state illumination for the life sciences with the development of high-intensity light pipe technology for light engines. Our technology and intellectual property are vital to the design, development and manufacture of our innovative light engines with best-in-class product performance,” said Steven M. Jaffe, Ph.D., Co-founder, President and CEO of Lumencor, Inc. “We are pleased that Excelitas decided to respect our intellectual property rights and stop the import and sale of the offending products that are accused of infringing our patents. We remain committed to enforcing our patents to preserve our exclusive rights in our patented light engine technology.”

About Lumencor, Inc.
Lumencor is leading the life sciences with light engines for bioanalysis. The company has developed innovative, powerful, pure, stable, durable and cost-effective lighting solutions designed for an array of instruments including fluorescence microscopes. Discrete outputs are available through the UV-Vis-NIR spectrum from a proprietary mix of independently controllable sources. Lumencor products provide more power than an arc lamp with the durability, stability, speed and flexibility of a solid-state solution. Lumencor products are available in OEM and off-the-shelf configurations.


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Lumencor Defends Lighting Innovation

Lumencor Defends Lighting Innovation

For Immediate Release:

Beaverton, Oregon, (January 25, 2018) – Lumencor, Inc. today announced that its counsel is commencing legal action against Excelitas Technologies Corp. and their Canadian subsidiary Lumen Dynamics Group, Inc. Lumencor has investigated the design of the newest lighting products made by Lumen Dynamics Group, Inc. and determined that the products use Lumencor’s proprietary light-pipe-based, high-intensity lighting technology. Lumencor’s patented technology is protected by U.S. Patents 9,574,722, 8,493,564 and 9,395,055, among others.

“Over the past decade, Lumencor has invested significant human and financial resources developing novel lighting innovations for the life sciences,” said Claudia B. Jaffe, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of Business Development. “We were the first to develop a light-pipe-based, high-intensity lighting solution for microscopy and related biotech equipment. Our technology and intellectual property favorably differentiate our light engines from the competition. We take great pride in, and place significant value on, our patents and the distinctions they bring to our product performance. We will protect our right to safeguard the innovation that makes our light engines unique.”

About Lumencor, Inc.

Lumencor is leading the life sciences with light engines for bioanalysis. The company has developed innovative, powerful, pure, stable, durable and cost-effective lighting solutions designed for an array of instruments including fluorescence microscopes. Discrete outputs are available through the UV-Vis-NIR spectrum from a proprietary mix of independently controllable sources. Lumencor’s products provide more power than an arc lamp with the durability, stability, speed and flexibility of a solid-state solution. Lumencor products are available in OEM and off-the-shelf configurations.


For more information, contact us.

Visit Lumencor at AGT’s Annual Meeting

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is the cornerstone of cytogenetic analysis. Lumencor’s SOLA SE FISH light engine® is the ideal light source for FISH, providing output that is spectrally optimized relative to the excitation characteristics of nucleic acid probes and delivering sufficient intensity to generate fluorescence from weak hybridization signals.

Visit Lumencor at Booth #12 during the Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, June 15-17. Talk to our talented sales and marketing staff to find out more about the SOLA SE FISH and our extensive solid-state illumination portfolio.

SOLA SE FISH light engine®

SOLA SE FISH LIGHT ENGINE

  • Solid-state replacement for mercury or metal halide lamps
  • 4.5 Watts white light output, 350–680 nm
  • Electronic control from image acquisition software or control pod accessory
  • Efficient and easy-to-install optical coupling through liquid light guide and collimator
  • No consumables. No routine maintenance. Mercury-free

Earth Day 2017 Promotion Reminder

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Don’t forget to apply for our Annual Earth Day Promotion!

Earth Day 2017 may be past, but Lumencor’s support for a brighter, greener planet continues year round. We’re awarding TEN FREE Lumencor light engines® for fluorescence microscopy to deserving participants.

How to Qualify

  • Make a minimum purchase of $10,000 of any light engine product (accessories do not apply) DIRECTLY from Lumencor, Inc. in a single order no later than JUNE 30th, 2017 and your purchase could be rewarded with the shipment of a FREE SOLA light engine®.
  • TEN SOLA light engines, FIVE SM’s and FIVE SE’s, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one light engine per participant. ~$5,000 – $7,500 value.
  • These SOLA light engines are gently used; in the spirit of Earth Day we want to repurpose these fully functional units. Light engines ship in “like new” condition with a full end user warranty and certificate of conformity, per manufacturer’s specification.
  • Orders must be submitted with a statement as to why Lumencor’s products are meaningful to your work. Is it the brightness?…the stability?…the low-energy consumption?…the mercury-free nature of Lumencor lighting?…the elimination of all maintenance, including no replacement parts?
  • Awardees must provide an image or video clip produced with the aid of a Lumencor light engine. Images should be submitted within 60 days of receipt of your gift.

 

Click Here to Apply Today!


Some restrictions apply. Visit our Annual Earth Day Promotion page for more details.

Lumencor Joins Forces With the Portland Backpack Lunch Program

Lumencor volunteers with the Portland Backpack Lunch Program.
Lumencor volunteers with the Portland Backpack Lunch Program.

 

The Portland Backpack Lunch Program is a local non-profit organization that provides weekend meals to students in need. These children rely on federally-funded school lunches during the week and often go hungry on the weekends. Since its inception in 2008, the Portland Backpack Lunch Program has provided over 95,000 meals every Friday to low-income students.

Lumencor is excited to partner with the Portland Backpack Lunch Program once again in 2017. On April 21st, our entire team got together and packed 650 lunches and 650 breakfasts. We wrote notes of encouragement for the students as well. We are proud to give back to the community through a program that not only provides food to children in need, but also fosters an environment of caring and connected individuals.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating to this worthy cause, find the Portland Backpack Lunch Program on Facebook for more information, or give them a call at 503.284.4647. The Portland Backpack Lunch Program primarily serves Northeast Portland students in the Tina Clegg Head Start, Woodlawn, King, and Scott schools.

Earth Day 2017 Promotion

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Happy Earth Day From Your Friends at Lumencor!

We’d like you to be a part of our Earth Day Celebration. We’re awarding TEN FREE Lumencor light engines® for fluorescence microscopy to deserving participants.

How to Qualify

  • Make a minimum purchase of $10,000 of any light engine product (accessories do not apply) DIRECTLY from Lumencor, Inc. in a single order no later than JUNE 30th, 2017 and your purchase could be rewarded with the shipment of a FREE SOLA light engine®.
  • TEN SOLA light engines, FIVE SM’s and FIVE SE’s, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limit one light engine per participant. ~$5,000 – $7,500 value.
  • These SOLA light engines are gently used; it’s Earth Day so we want to repurpose these fully functional units. Light engines ship in “like new” condition with a full end user warranty and certificate of conformity, per manufacturer’s specification.
  • Orders must be submitted with a statement as to why Lumencor’s products are meaningful to your work. Is it the brightness?…the stability?…the low-energy consumption?…the mercury-free nature of Lumencor lighting?…the elimination of all maintenance, including no replacement parts?
  • Awardees must provide an image or video clip produced with the aid of a Lumencor light engine. Images should be submitted within 60 days of receipt of your gift.

 

Click Here to Apply Today!


Some restrictions apply. Visit our Annual Earth Day Promotion page for more details.

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