Orlando-based Super Vision International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPVA) announced that Advanced Lighting Systems, Inc. (ASLI) of Sauk Centre, MN has signed a license to Super Vision’s “Variable Color Lighting System” 1990 patent developed in 1988 by Richard Belliveau of High End Systems.
Super Vision purchased this patent from High End Systems to provide open access to the industry for intellectual property rights in the production and sale of color-changing LED systems. Advanced Lighting specializes in the manufacture of fiber optic and LED lighting products for the architectural and entertainment industry. “Super Vision’s making available the '687' patent to leading lighting manufacturers will help the LED industry move forward more freely with newer technology that will ultimately provide better products and services for our valuable end users," says Paul Streitz, president, ASLI. "I am very enthused about ALSI's future in LED technology and appreciate the fair licensing agreement that Super Vision has provided ALSI and our industry.”
“Advanced Lighting has been a respected competitor in the field of fiber optic lighting for more than a decade and more recently in LED lighting,” says Brett Kingstone, Super Vision president & CEO. “The fact that even direct competitors have now banded together to cooperate on intellectual property in order to support a free and open market is very significant and bodes well for the future of our industry.” For more information, go to www.svision.com or www.advancedlighting.com.