Royalty Report: Fabrication, Semiconductors, Scientific & Technical Instruments – Collection: 553

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Category: Technology Licenses, Created On: 2022-04-28, Record Count: 9

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Category: Technology Licenses
Created On: 2022-04-28
Record Count: 9

Primary Industries

  • Fabrication
  • Semiconductors
  • Scientific & Technical Instruments
  • Test/Monitoring
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • IC
  • Lithography
  • Computers & Office Equipment
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Liquid Crystals
  • Lighting
  • Molecular
  • Material Composite
  • Polymer

IPSCIO Report Record List

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IPSCIO Record ID: 553

License Grant
Licensor grants to Japanese Licensee a non-exclusive, except during the Exclusivity Period of ten years from the transaction date, transferable, perpetual license to use the Licensee Technology in the FPD Field to make and have made, use, sell, offer for sale and import FPD Film Thickness Measurements Systems and to provide technical support and service (including the sale and for such FPD Film Thickness Measurement Systems.
License Property
Licensed IP means the Nanometrics Technology, the Nanometrics Software and the Licensed Marks.

Licensed Marks means the trademarks of Nanometric.

Licensor designs, develops, manufactures, sells and supports a Film Thickness Measurement System optimized and specially adapted for the measurement of thin films on FPD, including its “NanoSpec” series of products (“FPD Film Thickness Measurement System”).  â€œFPD” means a liquid crystal display, plasma display, field emission display, electroluminescent display, LTPS, HTPS, LCOS or other like flat panel display. FPD excludes devices and technologies other than FPD, including without limitation any and all semiconductor devices.

Field of Use
FPD Field means the development, manufacture, marketing, distribution and sale of Film Thickness Measurement Systems and enhancements thereto for application to FPDs.

IPSCIO Record ID: 27303

License Grant
TWI hereby grants to Japanese company the exclusive right and license, without right of sublicense, to use the TWI Intellectual Property Rights to manufacture, use and sell Products (including those incorporating Improvements) to customers for use in non-semiconductor applications, such as flat panel display.
License Property
OP-LCD System is film measurement system for customers for use in non-semiconductor applications using Beam Profile Reflectometry technology and consisting of (1) Measurement Optics, (2) Sample Stage, (3) Control System and (4) Software, details of which are as follows Patent No. 4,999,014  Method and apparatus for measuring thickness of thin films; 5,042,951  High-resolution ellipsometric apparatus; 5,159,412  Optical Measurement Device with enhanced sensitivity; 5,181,080  Method and apparatus for evaluating the thickness of thin films.

(1)  Measurement Optics

     a. Optics for Beam Profile Reflectometry

     b. Optics for Spectrometry (optional)

     c. Optics for Ellipsometry (optional)

(2)  Sample Stage

     a. XY-0 Stage System

     b. Isolation Unit

(3)  Control System

     a. Main Control System

     b. Auto-focus System

     c. Video Monitoring System

     d. Pattern Recognition System

(4)  Software

     a.   TFMS

     b.   IOPT

Licensed Trademarks
1. Therma-Wave
2. Opti-Probe

IPSCIO Record ID: 293482

License Grant
The Parties wish to settle, dismiss, and terminate the Pending Proceedings and grant each other certain rights and releases under their respective patents pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

The Dutch Licensor grants to the Japanese Licensee, under the Licensor Licensed Patents, retroactive to the Effective Application Date of each Licensor Licensed Patent, a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license, only during the Term, to (a) make, use, including use with patterns or masks for processing substrates such as wafers, Sell, offer to Sell, import and export Licensee Licensed Products anywhere in the world, (b) have Licensee Licensed Products made by its manufacturers anywhere in the world, provided that, solely for purposes of this clause (b) and such have made right is conditioned upon (i) such manufacturers making the Licensee Licensed Products in accordance with specifications provided by a Licensee Grantee Entity, and (ii) such Licensee Licensed Products not being off the shelf products offered for Sale by or on behalf of such manufacturer to Persons other than Licensee Grantee Entities, (c) practice any method or process anywhere in the world in connection with the design, manufacture, installation, assembly, operation, adjustment, measurement, qualification, maintenance, support, repair, or diagnosis of Licensee Licensed Products designed, made, used and/or Sold, and (d) make, have made, and use, including use with patterns or masks for processing substrates such as wafers, any tool, software, machine, or other apparatus anywhere in the world in connection with the design, manufacture, installation, assembly, operation, adjustment, measurement, qualification, maintenance, support, repair, or diagnosis of Licensee Licensed Products designed, made, used and/or Sold.

License Property
Licensee Licensed Products means
(a) Lithography Equipment and Lithography Components, and, in each case, all applications therefor, and
(b) Digital Cameras and all applications therefor; provided, however, that Licensee Licensed Products exclude (i) Licensee Excluded Products and (ii) Components that are solely for use in Licensee Excluded Products. For the avoidance of doubt, Lithography Equipment, Lithography Components, and Digital Cameras are licensed in their entirety, including any Third Party Components thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, as of the Effective Date, Licensee Licensed Products include Licensee’s and its Grantee Entities’ products within the following product lines NSR series, FX series, LithoBooster, D series, Z series, COOLPIX series, and KeyMission series.

Licensor Licensed Products means Lithography Equipment and Lithography Components, and, in each case, all applications therefor; provided, however, that Licensor Licensed Products exclude (a) Licensor Excluded Products and (b) Components that are solely for use in Licensor Excluded Products.

Lithography Components means, individually and collectively, Components for use in Lithography Equipment, including (a) separately installed Components of any Lithography Equipment, (b) any optical elements, modules and systems, including illumination optical systems, projection optical systems, manipulation devices and mounting means of any Lithography Equipment, (c) any Components integrated in any Lithography Equipment, (d) materials for use in, and solely to the extent they are for use in, the operation of any Lithography Equipment, such as fluids and gases, (e) any software installed in such Lithography Equipment that is used to operate or control such Lithography Equipment, solely to the extent it is for use in the operation or control of Lithography Equipment; including where such Lithography Equipment uses and/or incorporates masks, or uses, incorporates and/or processes resists or substrates, including wafers; and (f) processes, materials and devices for designing, manufacturing, assembling, adjusting and qualifying any of the items described above; provided, however, that Lithography Components shall not include masks, resists, or substrates themselves. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Lithography Components include any entire standalone assembly of a tool or machine, where a standalone assembly of a tool or machine means an assembly that is not included in any Lithography Equipment, solely for (i) measuring either or both alignment marks on a wafer and the topography of a wafer, and (ii) using such measurements solely to calculate feedforward corrections for wafer stage positioning in an Immersion Lithography System, which, for the avoidance of doubt, includes Licensee’s LithoBooster Standalone Alignment Station as and in the form marketed by Licensee as of the Effective Date. For the avoidance of doubt, Lithography Components does not include, by way of examples only, the products of Licensor’s Applications Business Lines, including Licensor’s Yieldstar line of products and including the products of Licensor’s HMI and Brion businesses, in each case, as and in the form such products are marketed by Licensor and its Grantee Entities as of the Effective Date.

Lithography Equipment means any tool or machine for forming or transferring a pattern on or onto a substrate by Lithography for use in the fabrication of integrated circuits, thin film heads, flat panel displays, micromachines, and other applications with similar requirements to any of the foregoing, including where such tool or machine uses and/or incorporates masks, or uses, incorporates and/or processes resists or substrates, including wafers, or performs maskless Lithography; provided, however, that Lithography Equipment shall not include masks, resists, or substrates themselves. For the avoidance of doubt, except where expressly indicated otherwise in this Agreement, Lithography Equipment includes EUV Lithography Equipment and FPD/Large Area Substrate Equipment.

“Digital Camera” means a complete digital camera or digital camera body for personal or professional photography (including video) use. “Digital Camera” does not include microscopes, medical imaging equipment, or stand-alone lenses.

“EUV Lithography Equipment” means Lithography Equipment that performs Lithography using radiation with wavelengths of 20 nanometers or less, and all Components thereof.

“FPD/Large Area Substrate Equipment” means Lithography Equipment (a) for the manufacture of flat panel displays, or (b) for exposing large area substrates, other than semiconductor wafers, having a dimension greater than 500 mm along any dimension.

Field of Use
The field of use is Lithography and optical equipment  for use in the fabrication of integrated circuits, thin film heads, flat panel displays, micromachines, and other applications with similar requirements.

IPSCIO Record ID: 6873

License Grant
The Company of Israel  signed a technology-License Agreement, whereby the Company received a patent usage right as well as equipment from an undisclosed Licensor.
License Property
Metrology systems measure various thin film properties, critical circuit dimensions and layer-to-layer circuit alignment, known as overlay, during various steps in the semiconductor manufacturing process, allowing semiconductor manufacturers to increase quality, productivity and yields, lower their manufacturing costs and increase their profitability
Field of Use
The Licensee is a worldwide leading designer, developer and producer of integrated process control metrology systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors and a leading designer, manufacturer and producer of stand-alone process control metrology systems.

IPSCIO Record ID: 368510

License Grant
Licensor of Japan grants to the Licensee of Taiwan non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-assignable licenses under the Licensed Patents to manufacture the Licensed Products anywhere in the world, and Use, exhibit, sell, distribute or otherwise dispose of the Licensed Products so manufactured anywhere in the world. The license to sell, distribute or otherwise dispose of the Licensed Products shall not include the right to sell, distribute or otherwise dispose of any parts or components of the Liquid Crystal Display Panels or any parts or components, excluding the Liquid Crystal Display Panels, of the Liquid Crystal Display Modules, to the extent that such parts or components are covered by any of the Licensed Patents.
License Property
Licensor owns and has rights under various patents, utility models and applications therefor in respect of amorphous silicon thin film transistors and liquid crystal display modules containing such amorphous silicon thin film transistors in various countries of the world.

Licensed Products means any of Liquid Crystal Display Panels and Liquid Crystal Display Modules.

Liquid Crystal Display Panel means any display panel comprising a substrate of Amorphous Silicon TFTs, liquid crystal and an opposite substrate; specifically excluded from the Liquid Crystal Display Panel are
–  any liquid crystal display panel utilizing Poly Silicon TFTs only, both Poly Silicon TFTs and Amorphous Silicon TFTs; TFTs, any portion of which are made of poly silicon;
–  any liquid crystal display panel and semiconductor devices utilizing Continuous Grain Silicon; and
–  any display panel utilizing any organic or inorganic light emitting diode or light emitting organic or inorganic materials.

Liquid Crystal Display Module means any display module consisting of a Liquid Crystal Display Panel, driver circuits, back lighting system and other like parts; specifically excluded from the Liquid Crystal Display Module is any display module (except for its back lighting system) utilizing any organic or inorganic light emitting diode or light emitting organic or inorganic materials.

Amorphous Silicon TFTs means thin film transistors, the channel regions of which are made of amorphous silicon.

Field of Use
The Licensee has manufactured and sold, and intends to continue manufacturing and selling, such liquid crystal display modules.

IPSCIO Record ID: 286021

License Grant
University hereby grants to Licensee, subject to the terms herein recited, the exclusive, nontransferable (except as provided in Agreement herein) perpetual, royalty bearing, worldwide right and license under the Patent Rights with the right to grant sublicenses, to make, have made, use, sell and distribute (directly or indirectly through third parties) Licensed Products.
License Property
Patent Rights shall mean
(a)  U.S. Patent 4,710,030, Optical generator and detector of stress pulses.
(b)  U.S. Patent 5,706,094, Ultrafast optical technique for the characterization of altered materials
(c)  U.S. Patent 5,864,393, Optical method for the determination of stress in thin films.
(d)  U.S. Patent 5,748,317, Apparatus and method for characterizing thin film and interfaces using an optical heat generator and detector.
(e)  U.S. Patent 5,748,318, Optical stress generator and detector.
(f)  U. S. Patent 5,844,684, Optical method for determining the mechanical properties of a material.

Licensed Product shall not, however, include (i) replacement parts provided or sold to end-users after the initial system is delivered; (ii) all software provided after delivery which does not provide additional  functional capabilities which incorporates the claims of the Patent Rights; (iii) software upgrades or revisions which do not provide additional functional capabilities which incorporates the claims of the Patent Rights; (iv) service and maintenance of hardware and/or software and peripherals to the system.  For purposes of this Agreement, a product shall be deemed a Licensed Product if such product is covered, in whole or in part, by at least one Patent Right in one country, whether or not that product is made, used or sold within that country.  For example, an instrument system that incorporates one of the claims of U.S. Patent 4,710,030 would be a Licensed Product and would be subject to a royalty payment if sold in Japan, even though there is no issued patent in Japan.

Field of Use
This agreement pertains to the semiconductor industry relating to the measurement of the properties of thin films and surface characteristics; and semiconductor metrology automation platforms (FE-III, FE-IV) including, an automatic microscope, auto height, tilt optics platform, automated wafer handling robotics and control system with proprietary software, operation interface, pattern recognition system SECS-II/GEM system, data mapping system, data review system and recipe system, with attendant know-how, process technology and related software; and technology to industry of instruments for the measurement of surface characteristics.

Metal and Opaque Thin Film Measurement Solutions. Licensee's MetaPULSE family of metrology systems incorporates our proprietary technology for optical acoustic metrology, which allows customers to simultaneously measure the thickness and other properties of up to six metal or other opaque film layers in a non- contact manner on product wafers. By minimizing the need for test wafers, MetaPULSE enables Licensee's customers to achieve significant cost savings. Licensee believe that Licensee currently offer the only systems that can non-destructively measure up to six metal film layers with the degree of accuracy semiconductor device manufacturers demand. Licensee's MetaPULSE systems use ultra-fast lasers to generate sound waves that pass down through a stack of metal or opaque films such as copper and aluminum, sending back to the surface an echo which is detected and analyzed. These systems precisely measure the films with Angstrom accuracy and sub-Angstrom repeatability at high throughputs. This accuracy and repeatability is critical to semiconductor device manufacturers' ability to achieve higher manufacturing yields with the latest fabrication processes.

IPSCIO Record ID: 293178

License Grant
The Parties wish to settle, dismiss, and terminate the Pending Proceedings and grant each other certain rights and releases under their respective patents pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

The Licensor of Japan grants to the Dutch Licensee, under the Licensor Licensed Patents, retroactive to the Effective Application Date of each Licensor Licensed Patent, a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable license, only during the Term, to make, use, including use with patterns or masks for processing substrates such as wafers, Sell, offer to Sell, import and export Licensee Licensed Products anywhere in the world,  have Licensee Licensed Products made by its manufacturers anywhere in the world, provided that, solely for purposes of this clause,  such manufacturers making the Licensee Licensed Products in accordance with specifications provided by a Licensee Grantee Entity, and such Licensee Licensed Products not being “off the shelf” products offered for Sale by or on behalf of such manufacturer to Persons other than Licensee Grantee Entities or Zeiss Grantee Entities,  practice any method or process anywhere in the world in connection with the design, manufacture, installation, assembly, operation, adjustment, measurement, qualification, maintenance, support, repair, or diagnosis of Licensee Licensed Products designed, made, used and/or Sold, and make, have made, and use,  including use with patterns or masks for processing substrates such as wafers any tool, software, machine, or other apparatus anywhere in the world in connection with the design, manufacture, installation, assembly, operation, adjustment, measurement, qualification, maintenance, support, repair, or diagnosis of Licensee Licensed Products designed, made, used and/or Sold.

License Property
Licensor Licensed Products means
(a) Lithography Equipment and Lithography Components, and, in each case, all applications therefor, and
(b) Digital Cameras and all applications therefor; provided, however, that Licensor Licensed Products exclude (i) Licensor Excluded Products and (ii) Components that are solely for use in Licensor Excluded Products. For the avoidance of doubt, Lithography Equipment, Lithography Components, and Digital Cameras are licensed in their entirety, including any Third Party Components thereof. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, as of the Effective Date, Licensor Licensed Products include Licensor’s and its Grantee Entities’ products within the following product lines NSR series, FX series, LithoBooster, D series, Z series, COOLPIX series, and KeyMission series.

Licensee Licensed Products means Lithography Equipment and Lithography Components, and, in each case, all applications therefor; provided, however, that Licensee Licensed Products exclude (a) Licensee Excluded Products and (b) Components that are solely for use in Licensee Excluded Products.

Lithography Components means, individually and collectively, Components for use in Lithography Equipment, including (a) separately installed Components of any Lithography Equipment, (b) any optical elements, modules and systems, including illumination optical systems, projection optical systems, manipulation devices and mounting means of any Lithography Equipment, (c) any Components integrated in any Lithography Equipment, (d) materials for use in, and solely to the extent they are for use in, the operation of any Lithography Equipment, such as fluids and gases, (e) any software installed in such Lithography Equipment that is used to operate or control such Lithography Equipment, solely to the extent it is for use in the operation or control of Lithography Equipment; including where such Lithography Equipment uses and/or incorporates masks, or uses, incorporates and/or processes resists or substrates, including wafers; and (f) processes, materials and devices for designing, manufacturing, assembling, adjusting and qualifying any of the items described above; provided, however, that Lithography Components shall not include masks, resists, or substrates themselves. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Lithography Components include any entire standalone assembly of a tool or machine, where a standalone assembly of a tool or machine means an assembly that is not included in any Lithography Equipment, solely for (i) measuring either or both alignment marks on a wafer and the topography of a wafer, and (ii) using such measurements solely to calculate feedforward corrections for wafer stage positioning in an Immersion Lithography System, which, for the avoidance of doubt, includes Licensor’s LithoBooster Standalone Alignment Station as and in the form marketed by Licensor as of the Effective Date. For the avoidance of doubt, Lithography Components does not include, by way of examples only, the products of Licensee’s Applications Business Lines, including Licensee’s Yieldstar line of products and including the products of Licensee’s HMI and Brion businesses, in each case, as and in the form such products are marketed by Licensee and its Grantee Entities as of the Effective Date.

Lithography Equipment means any tool or machine for forming or transferring a pattern on or onto a substrate by Lithography for use in the fabrication of integrated circuits, thin film heads, flat panel displays, micromachines, and other applications with similar requirements to any of the foregoing, including where such tool or machine uses and/or incorporates masks, or uses, incorporates and/or processes resists or substrates, including wafers, or performs maskless Lithography; provided, however, that Lithography Equipment shall not include masks, resists, or substrates themselves. For the avoidance of doubt, except where expressly indicated otherwise in this Agreement, Lithography Equipment includes EUV Lithography Equipment and FPD/Large Area Substrate Equipment.

Field of Use
The field of use is Lithography and optical equipment  for use in the fabrication of integrated circuits, thin film heads, flat panel displays, micromachines, and other applications with similar requirements.

IPSCIO Record ID: 219597

License Grant
Pursuant to the Joint Venture agreement, upon the Japanese Licensor granting of sublicense to the New Joint Venture relating to LEP Polymer or ink containing the LEP Polymer.
License Property
The Licensor owns or controls technology regarding devices and related materials related to Polymer Light Emitting Diodes (PLED) and wish to cooperate with Licensee in order to facilitate the development and commercialization of PLED Materials in connection with the early establishment of the PLED industry.

“PLED Materials” means light emitting materials, materials related to light emission and ink formulations thereof. The term PLED Materials includes, but is not limited to

(a)
light emitting polymers, dendrimers and hybrids;

(b)
hole transport materials;

(c)
interlayer materials and buffer layer materials; and

(d)
ink formulations thereof.

Licensor is the owner of certain inventions relating to dendrimer materials, in respect of which Licensor has obtained and made applications for patent protection in various countries.

Licensor has acquired the exclusive right to sub-license certain inventions relating to dendrimer materials, in respect of which patent protection has been obtained or applied for in various countries.

Dendrimer means a molecule comprising one light emitting core and at least one conjugated and branched chain.

The products mean Dendrimers, Hybrids, Blends, Polymer Metal Complexes, Light Emitting Metal Complexes and Special Blends.

Field of Use
This agreement is for the field of light emitting materials and devices where light Is used as a means of communicating information to a display medium and the production of light for general illumination or other light applications including photovoltaic and other non-display/lighting organic semiconductor applications.

Our P-OLED technology has the potential to drive OLED adoption by significantly lowering the cost of producing OLED displays. P-OLED materials are solution processable, which enables them to be deposited on panels using processes such as high precision ink jet printing.

P-OLED materials can form stable solutions in organic solvents, making inks which can be deposited in pixel patterns using ink-jet and other printing techniques. Low-cost spin-coating is also available for monochrome or area color displays.

P-OLEDs are part of the family of Organic Light Emitting Diodes, or OLEDs, which are matrixes of organic diodes that emit light when an electric current flows. OLEDs are thin, lightweight and power efficient devices used in flat panel displays, or FPDs, and other applications. P-OLEDs offer an enhanced visual experience compared with alternative FPD technologies, such as liquid crystal displays, or LCD.

IPSCIO Record ID: 223115

License Grant
The United Kingdom Licensor grants to Licensee of the Netherlands an indivisible, non-exclusive license under the Basic Patent Rights, without the right to grant sublicenses, to manufacture, to use and to sell or otherwise dispose of Remuneration Products.

Licensor grants a worldwide, indivisible, non-exclusive license under Licensors Licensed Patent Rights, without the right to grant sublicenses, to manufacture, to use and to sell or otherwise dispose of Products in any and all countries of the world.

License Property
The Basic Patent Rights are for Electroluminescent devices and Method of manufacturing of electroluminescent devices.

The Licensed Patent Rights of either Party shall mean Patent Rights other than Basic Patent Rights relating to the manufacture, structure and operation of polymer electroluminescent devices and entitled to receive the benefit of a priority date before January 1, 2001.

The term Remuneration Products shall mean Products covered by any claim of the Basic Patent Rights.

The Products mean complete polymer electroluminescent devices and arrays of such devices in the form of layers or layer structures incorporating at least a light emitting polymer layer and electrode layers and further optionally incorporating other layers such as for example substrate and supporting layers or protective layers. The term Products excludes devices which are High Information Content Displays. High Information Content Displays are displays with more than 100,000 picture elements (pixels).

Field of Use
Licensee is in the business of manufacturing and selling polymer electroluminescent devices.  The patents focus is semiconductors.
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