LED Industry Intellectual Property Has Once Again Been Pushed To The Cusp! Where Is The Future Battlefield Of The LED Industry?
- Jun 13, 2018 -

LED industry intellectual property has once again been pushed to the cusp! Where is the future battlefield of the LED industry?

    With the increasing awareness of energy conservation and environmental protection and the upgrading of lighting products, governments in various countries have continuously strengthened their support and promotion of LED industry policies. The LED industry has successfully entered the fast lane of development and ushered in a period of revolutionary upgrading. However, in the current rapid development of China's LED industry, the barriers to international trade are gradually increasing.

    Not long ago, the United States launched the so-called "China's unfair trade behavior" survey ("301" survey), the industry is expected to cause great turbulence in the export of the LED industry. Just as the United States’ “Section 301” investigation was still in the process of proceeding, another major tool of trade protection in the United States, the “Section 201” investigation had already taken substantive action.led tube light

    On September 22, Eastern Time, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) made a damages ruling on the Global Safeguards Measures for Photovoltaic Cells and Components ("201" Survey), and determined that imported products caused serious damage to the US domestic industry. The next step will be to study Imported products take restrictive measures.led flood light

    In August of this year, the major LED companies' first-year performance reports were basically released. From the perspective of the semi-annual reports of various companies, the news was quite satisfactory, and most of them achieved year-on-year growth in revenue and net profit. At the time of the surprise, we also learned of a worrying news. On August 18th, the United States launched a 301 investigation in China and officially launched a trade investigation in China in areas such as technology transfer, intellectual property rights, and innovation. The discussion on intellectual property rights in the LED industry was once again pushed to the forefront.led bulb light

    Future competition is based on the competition of core technologies, intellectual property rights, and corporate brands. At present, the international giants still firmly occupy the high-end market of the lighting industry. Domestic lighting companies need to get a share from them, and they need to start with technology research and development, industry standards, brand building, and marketing.led high bay light

    China is the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter of LED products. In the first half of 2017, the national lighting industry completed a total export delivery value of 51.66 billion yuan, an increase of 8.77% year-on-year. However, in the process of moving from an “industrial power” to an “industrial power”, there are still many deficiencies in core technologies. For example, China’s exports to the United States are mainly low-end, labor-intensive products, which are large in quantity but of little interest. The United States exports to China mainly high-end, high-tech products, and is profitable.led ceiling light

    With the increasing exposure of intellectual property disputes, countries immediately initiated property rights protection measures. At present, the United States has launched a 301 investigation into China and is also bound to tighten its core technology transfer. Due to the lack of technology, China's LED companies have suffered numerous patent infringement lawsuits. Therefore, how to develop core technologies has become the top priority of China's LED industry development.

    The acquisition of good patents and mergers and acquisitions of overseas assets is one of the common methods used by many companies to improve their technological competitiveness. However, the United States has a strict core technology protection network, and it is also the country with the most complete protection system, especially the issue of foreign sales to US companies. Earlier, the U.S. Foreign Investment Review Committee rejected the acquisition of a majority stake in Philips' LED and automotive lighting component manufacturer LumiLEDs by Chinese consortium on the grounds of national security. The transaction involved hundreds of patent transfers. This behind the disclosure of the United States a strong sense of protection of core technology.

    In the future competition, especially in the increasingly tight environment of core technological protection measures, we should use domestic policies and resources to strengthen our technological strength and constantly carry out research and innovation, instead of relying solely on overseas mergers and acquisitions or forms of cooperation to develop. technology.

    We need constant technological innovation and changes to enhance our core competitiveness. We must promote development through science and technology. Only by truly mastering core technologies, we must be bold in exploring and improving, and we must upgrade our LED product quality and build our own core competitiveness to be able to own the international arena. The right to speak.

Dalian Xinghai Technology Co., Ltd.