This workshop contains two sections. The first section is the overview and the update for the latest standards for LED and LED lighting from industry and the U.S. governments. In particular, the recent work being carried at ANSI/NEMA, IES, UL, ASABE, U.S. EPA, etc. for LED lighting applications. The second section introduces the standardized methods of measurements for LED packages and LED lighting products. It provides detailed explanations for the objectives, procedures, and rationale for measuring, testing and projecting the long-term behaviors of the LEDs and LED lighting products’ characteristics including photometry, colorimetry, luminous flux and color maintenance, thermal resistance, failure rate, etc.
This workshop has been widely attended by interested parties from manufacturers, lighting design and specification communities, energy management programs, and other lighting practitioners.
Jianzhong Jiao, JZJ Consulting, Inc.,
Dr. Jianzhong Jiao is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of LEDs and lighting technology development, products design, testing, standards, compliances, business strategies, civil and intellectual property litigations, and technology investments. He is the Past Chair of the SAE Lighting Committee, Past Chair of ASABE Horticultural Lighting Committee, and he is an active member of the committees in IES, ANSI, UL, CIE, and IEEE
Cameron Miller, Photometry Project Leader, NIST
Cameron is active in standards organization and professional societies, such as IES – Testing Procedure Committee (SSL Committee Chairman), CIE (USA Div 2 voting), CIEUSA (Technical VP), ANSI/ISO TAG (Vice Chairman), ASTM, ISCC, NEMA, and CORM. He is also an NVLAP assessor for the Energy Efficient Lighting Program and the Calibration Program.
The basic principles of LED optics are straightforward but the application of this art mixed with science take years to master. You will hear from a veteran, practical designer showing worked out examples from sketch to full production. Audience participation will be encouraged as each product example is analyzed from a product marketing perspective leading to relevant optical requirements. While the focus will be LED optics, aspects of thermal engineering, mechanics and electronics will be interwoven providing a systems view with the main goal being light control and quality. Several software tools will be showcased but any main line program may be used to develop cost optimized LED light control optics. All are welcome and will benefit from this half day seminar. The open forum format will encourage questions and debate with the only goal to learn together how to make great LED lighting products.
Bob Householder, Vice President, Business and Technology Development Access Optics
Mr. Bob Householder has 20+ years of experience in the field of optics and holds degrees in optics from Rochester Institute of Technology and Tuft's University. He has concentrated his career in laser and medical optics and LED illumination.
The first half of the course will focus on obtaining patent rights. Using LED industry hypotheticals, you will learn how to maintain patent rights by being diligent. We will also discuss what research should be done prior to filing for a patent, and how to decide what kinds of things to patent and what things should not be patented.
The second half of the course will focus on patent litigation with a particular emphasis on the LED industry. With the amount of litigation in the LED industry steadily rising, having a basic understanding of litigation is crucial for lighting companies both large and small. Topics to be covered will include: recent trends in patent litigation; patent holders in the LED industry embarking on litigation and licensing programs; and the mechanics of litigating patents in the US including what to do and expect when sued for infringement.
David Radulescu PhD, Attorney at Law, Radulescu LLP
David Radulescu is a patent litigator with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering. He is a Partner in Radulescu LLP, a patent litigation boutique firm based in NYC. Dr. Radulescu has received numerous industry accolades for his success in “mission-critical, multi-patent and multi-jurisdictional lawsuits”; “has the distinction of being the top expert on cases concerning LEDs”; and “has a passion for technology which, alongside his finely-honed trial skills, helps him carry the day in high-stakes infringement tussles.”
Mr. Marshall Honeyman, Partner and Shareholder, Erise IP, P.A.
Marshall Honeyman is a patent attorney representing numerous clients in the lighting field. He is a partner at Erise IP, but prior to entering private practice, he worked in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), initially as an Examiner making patentability decisions regarding inventions relating to illumination technologies.