Nufern announces patent license agreement with nLight Corporation
January 22, 2009
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EAST GRANBY, CT – January 23, 2009 - Nufern and nLight Corporation announced today that they have entered into an agreement whereby Nufern licenses to nLight U.S. Patents related to optical fibers. “Nufern believes in the value of IP and is pleased to be entering into this licensing agreement with nLight” said Peter Rainville, Nufern’s Director of Intellectual Property. Nufern and nLight consider that this licensing agreement represents the latest step in the ongoing and mutually beneficial commercial relationship between the companies, and look forward to investigating ways to further enhance the relationship in the future. Nufern, based in East Granby, CT, is a leading U.S. manufacturer of fiber laser and amplifier modules and specialty optical fibers serving industrial, military and telecom applications. Nufern is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc., a U.S. company headquartered in Plymouth, MI and Hamburg, Germany. Rofin-Sinar is one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of high-performance lasers and laser-based solutions with more than 28,000 laser units installed worldwide and more than 3,000 customers. nLight Corporation, based in Vancouver, WA, is a leading supplier and innovator of high-power semiconductor lasers for industrial, medical, defense and consumer applications. In November 2007 nLight acquired Liekki Corporation, a specialty fiber manufacturer known for its use of the Direct Nanoparticle Deposition (DND) fiber technology process. Liekki is now known as nLight Oy. For more information, call toll-free: (866) 466-0214, or visit www.nufern.com.