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Licensing at the
heart of innovation


Philips Lighting has a wealth of intellectual property and expertise that could help bring your idea to fruition. Over the years, we have built up a vast catalog of technologies across an array of fields. This has resulted in a large portfolio that can help you speed up your time-to-market, reduce development cost or even break into entirely new markets.

With Philips Lighting Intellectual Property you get more than just a licensing agreement. We also provide you with all the tools and expertise you need to make the most of our intellectual property (IP) in your designs. And our IP professionals and staff are situated across the globe; on hand to help you wherever you are. By licensing our IP and collaborating with us, we can find quicker solutions to your problems. And as a result, you can develop new, innovative technologies and products that will benefit people on a global scale.

Take a look at what we have to offer. The programs listed below are just a fraction of the IP in our portfolio and it is constantly growing. If you want more details or cannot find what you are looking for, please contact one of our representatives.


Licensing programs

Each year, Philips Lighting invests hundreds of millions of Euros for research and development of new technologies and products. In the course of the research and development work these technologies and products are also protected by patents. We decided to make many of these Philips developed technologies available to those wishing to use them by granting licenses under its patents and sometimes also the related know-how. The conditions of licensing vary for the different technologies.

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Philips Lighting owns a large number of patents and extensive know-how on lighting technologies. LED technology is the future of lighting. It is perfect for today’s energy-conscious world and offers a palette of colors and effects no other form of lighting can match. By licensing our significant patent portfolio, Philips Lighting aims to encourage innovation, foster industry growth and allows you to capture opportunities in this expanding market.

licensing programs

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