Dow Corning recently announced that it has received a patent from the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) for its high refractive index (RI) phenyl-based optical silicone encapsulant technology, which targets advanced LED lighting applications. The patent reportedly protects the composition of curable organopolysiloxane chemistry used to formulate Dow Corning® optical encapsulant products.

“The KIPO’s decision is only the latest milestone in Dow Corning’s ongoing efforts to rigorously protect its diverse and multi-layered intellectual property family of advanced optical materials,” said Kaz Maruyama, global marketing director for Lighting Solutions. “We applaud the KIPO’s action, which helps to validate prior decisions from patent offices in the European Union, the U.S., Taiwan and Malaysia, as well as Japan, where we began developing this advanced technology more than a decade ago.”

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