Ann Arbor, Mich. – IMRA America Inc. and Jenoptik Laser GmbH, Jena, Germany, a subsidiary of Jenoptik AG, have completed a more expansive, second licensing agreement for the use of IMRA key intellectual property centered on US Patent 5,818,630. This agreement enables Jenoptik to serve the rapidly growing market for high power fiber lasers. Such lasers are becoming vital tools used in many primary industries, most notably the automotive manufacturing sector.
Mr. Takashi Omitsu, IMRA America president, commenting on the expanded agreement, said, "We are delighted to continue our primary mission of developing new technology for our own products and then licensing them to others so as to further benefit the general public. Jenoptik and our other licensees, located in Europe, Asia and the United States, are demonstrating the success of the IMRA research and development teams. We are especially pleased that Jenoptik, by taking this license, again acknowledges the innovations embodied in our '630 patented technology."
"Jenoptik welcomes the opportunity to strengthen the value added of our core Lasers & Optics segment through this license agreement," said Dr. Michael Mertin, CEO of Jenoptik AG. "It matches well with the strategic road map of Jenoptik. The Lasers & Optical Systems segment is an integral part of the group’s strategic development in the international market."
"Licensing the '630 patented technology enhances our participation in the fast growing high-power fiber laser market," said Dr. Thomas Fehn, executive VP of Jenoptik´s Lasers & Material Processing Division. "JENOPTIK is now able to multiply its worldwide strength in high-power laser diode technology by providing innovative high-power fiber laser technology to the worldwide market. We genuinely appreciate the ability to license IMRA’s key intellectual property centered on US Patent 5,818,630."
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