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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On February 7, 2011 Research Frontiers announced that its SPD-Smart light-control technology was selected by Daimler AG for use in its Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster as part of its Magic Sky control option. It was also disclosed in that press release that Research Frontiers and its licensee SPD Control Systems jointly licensed their electronics patents to Daimler for their use in controlling the SPD-SmartGlass in the Mercedes-Benz SLK and other vehicles. On February 8, 2011, SPD Control Systems issued the Newsletter with additional information which Newsletter is attached to this Report as an exhibit.

Research Frontiers press release is available on the Company's website at

The press release may include statements that may constitute "forward-looking" statements as referenced in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements usually contain words such as "believe", "estimate", "project", "intend", "expect", or similar expressions. Any forward-looking statements are made by the Company in good faith, pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Act. These forward-looking statements reflect management's current views and projections regarding economic conditions, industry environments and Company performance. Factors, which could significantly change results, include but are not limited to: sales performance, expense levels, competitive activity, interest rates, changes in the Company's financial condition and several business factors. Additional information regarding these and other factors may be included in the Company's quarterly 10-Q and 10K filings and other public documents, copies of which are available from the Company on request. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of the press release.

The information in the press release and newsletter shall not be deemed "filed" for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall they be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing
under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

10.55 License Agreement effective as of December 22, 2010 between Daimler AG, Research Frontiers Incorporated and SPD Control Systems Corp. filed herewith with portions of this document omitted pursuant to the Registrant's request for confidential treatment and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and incorporated herein by reference.

99.1 SPD Control Systems Newsletter dated February 8, 2011.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: February 9, 2011

                                          /s/ Joseph M. Harary
                                          By: Joseph M. Harary
                                          Title: President and CEO

[EXHIBIT 10.55 - Certain portions of this document have been omitted in the publicly filed version of this document pursuant to the Registrant's request for confidential treatment and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Omitted confidential information is indicated in brackets in this Exhibit.]


This License Agreement ("Agreement") effective as of December 22, 2010 by and among RESEARCH FRONTIERS INCORPORATED, a Delaware corporation ("LICENSOR") and SPD CONTROL SYSTEMS CORPORATION, a New York corporation ("SCSC") and DAIMLER AG, a corporation formed under the laws of Germany - Mercedesstrasse 137, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany ("LICENSEE").


WHEREAS, LICENSOR has been engaged in research and development in the application of physicochemical concepts to Light Valves and Light Valve Control Units, including Light Valve Transportation Vehicle Window Products (as such capitalized terms are hereinafter defined) and of methods and apparatus relating to products incorporating such concepts; and is possessed of and can convey information, intellectual property, and know-how for such products and rights to manufacture, use and sell such products; and

WHEREAS, SCSC as a licensee of Research Frontiers Inc. has been engaged in research and development of electronic controllers to operate Light Valves including Light Valve Transportation Vehicle Window Products, and has and can convey information, intellectual property and know-how for such electronic controllers and rights to manufacture, use and sell such electronic controllers; and

WHEREAS, LICENSEE is interested in manufacturing or having manufactured for it by its suppliers for use or incorporation of Light Valve Control Units in its Transportation Vehicles; and

WHEREAS, LICENSEE desires to acquire from LICENSOR and SCSC, and LICENSOR and SCSC desire to grant to LICENSEE, licenses with respect to intellectual property rights of LICENSOR and SCSC for use on Light Valve Control Units;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants herein and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties agree as follows.


The following terms when used herein shall have the respective meanings set forth in this Article 1.

The "Effective Date" of this Agreement shall be the date which is the last date of formal execution of this Agreement by duly authorized representatives of the parties to this Agreement as indicated on the signature page of this Agreement.

"Licensed Territory" means countries with LICENSOR's intellectual property rights listed in Schedule A.

"Light Valve" means a variable light transmission device comprising: a cell including cell walls, containing or adapted to contain an activatable material, described hereinafter, such that a change in the optical characteristics of the activatable material affects the characteristics of light absorbed by, transmitted through and/or reflected from the cell; means incorporated in or on the cell, or separate therefrom for applying an electric or magnetic field to the activatable material within the cell; and coatings, (including, but not limited to, electrodes), spacers, seals, electrical and/or electronic components, and other elements incorporated in or on or combined with the cell. The activatable material, which the cell contains or is adapted to contain, includes in it solid suspended particles, which when subjected to a suitable electric or magnetic field, orient to produce a change in the optical characteristics of the device, and may be in the form of a liquid suspension, gel, film or other material.

"Light Valve Control Unit" or "LVCU" means a device used to operate Light Valve Transportation Vehicle Window Products containing electronics, including but not limited to, circuit boards, controllers, software, connectors and wiring, but this definition shall not include the products themselves incorporating a Light Valve such as Light Valve Transportation Vehicle Window Products. The Light Valve Control Unit is subjected to at least one of the intellectual property rights listed in Schedule A.

"Light Valve Transportation Vehicle Window Product" means a Light Valve used or intended for use as a window (including sunroofs, vehicle roofs, roof panels, windshields, and side and rear window panes which are an integral part of the internal or external structure of such vehicle) whether the window is supplied as original equipment or a replacement window pane, integrally incorporated in a Transportation Vehicle of a type not primarily designed or primarily intended for military use. The term "Light Valve Transportation Vehicle Window Product" shall not include a Light Valve used or intended for use as a sunvisor, but may include Light Valves which are used or intended for use in a non-military Transportation Vehicle as, or as part of, or are laminated to, or the surface area of which is primarily attached to, a window, sunroof or windshield.

The term "Transportation Vehicle" shall mean passenger cars, recreational vehicles, trucks, buses, mobile cranes, trains, boats, agricultural, construction and mining equipment, but shall not include other types of vehicles such as aircraft, space craft and space-stations.

"Intellectual Property" means all patents and patent applications listed in Schedule A.

LICENSOR, LICENSEE and SCSC each individually referred to as a "Party" and collectively referred to as the "Parties".

[Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission]


2.1 License.

(a) SCSC hereby grants to LICENSOR a non-exclusive right and license (including the right to grant sublicenses) to sublicense to LICENSEE any invention claimed in (i) any of the unexpired patents, in any country, now or hereafter listed under "SCSC Intellectual Property" on Schedule A attached hereto or (ii) unexpired patents which issue from pending patent applications now or hereafter listed under "SCSC Intellectual Property" on Schedule A, and any continuations, continuations-in-part, divisions, reissues, reexaminations, or extensions thereof.

(b) LICENSOR hereby grants LICENSEE a non-exclusive right and license to make, have made, use, distribute, offer, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of any invention claimed in
(i) any of the unexpired patents, in any country, now or hereafter listed on Schedule A attached hereto or (ii) unexpired patents which issue from pending patent applications, in any country, now or hereafter listed in Schedule A, and any continuations, continuations-in-part, divisions, reissues, reexaminations, or extensions thereof for use or incorporation of Light Valve Control Units in LICENSEE's Transportation Vehicles.

2.2 No Other Rights. LICENSEE agrees that, except for the specific licenses granted to it under
Section 2.1 hereof for use in Light Valve Control Units, LICENSEE has not acquired any rights or licenses under this Agreement to use Light Valves or any components thereof made by or for LICENSEE pursuant to this Agreement.


3.1 Royalties and Reports on Net Sales.

(a) During the term of this Agreement, LICENSEE agrees to pay LICENSOR upon distribution of the vehicle a royalty hereunder which shall be [Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission]

(b) The royalty plus the corresponding sales tax, are to be paid by LICENSEE on a monthly basis and shall be due on or before the last day of each month and shall cover production made for the month prior. [Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission]

(c) The Parties shall take all measures in accordance with domestic law and the Treaty on the Avoidance of Double Taxation between the United States of America and Germany ("the Treaty") to ensure a reduction of or exemption from, as the case may be, taxes which might become payable in connection with this Agreement.

All sales taxes shall be borne by LICENSEE. All other taxes of any kind whatsoever in connection with payments made by LICENSEE and imposed on LICENSOR by the US tax authorities shall be borne by LICENSOR and/or SCSC. All taxes or duties of any kind whatsoever in connection with payments made by LICENSEE and imposed or to be paid in Germany shall be borne by LICENSEE. The preceding sentence does not apply to income taxes imposed or withheld in accordance with the Treaty.

In case LICENSEE is required to withhold taxes in accordance with the Treaty from the payments under this Agreement, LICENSEE shall exercise its best effort to attain that the payment to LICENSOR will be taxed at the reduced rate under German tax law and the Treaty at the time of payment.

In case LICENSEE is required to withhold taxes from payments under this Agreement, LICENSEE shall provide LICENSOR with original copies of the tax receipt and any other documents that evidence calculation and payment of the tax without undue delay. These documents shall specify LICENSOR as tax payer, the amount of the tax paid, the tax law and the regulation on which such tax payment is based, the tax rate or the amount on which such rate is based, and the date of payment of the tax.

3.2 Minimum Royalties

Regardless of whether LICENSEE is distributing, purchasing or selling any Light Valve Control Units, during the term of this Agreement LICENSEE agrees to pay LICENSOR an initial fee of [Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission] EUR after full signing of this License Agreement with LICENSORs invoice being issued on or before December 31, 2010, a second fee payment of [Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the
Securities and Exchange Commission] EUR due on or before January 31, 2011 and the non-refundable minimum royalties (in EUR) specified below for each of the stated periods:

Period Minimum Royalty

Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission]

3.3 Time and Method of Other Payments.

(a) LICENSOR shall send LICENSEE an invoice after the end of each calendar year beginning with the 2012 calendar year for any shortfall between the amounts paid by LICENSEE to LICENSOR pursuant to Section 3.1 hereof during such calendar year and the Minimum Annual Royalty Payment due under Section 3.2 hereof. The aforementioned invoices will be paid by 25th day of the following month after LICENSOR has sent the applicable invoice.

(b) All other payments shall be due on the date specified in this Agreement, or if no date is specified, within 30 days of invoice.

(c) The payment will be increased by 1% for the amount due for each month or part thereof for which LICENSEE is in arrears with payment.

(d) All payments made to LICENSOR shall be paid by wire transfer of immediately available funds to the account of Research Frontiers Incorporated at Chase Manhattan Bank, 6040 Tarbell Road, Syracuse, New York 13206, Account No.: xxx-xxx-xxx, ABA Wire Code No.: 021 000 021, or to such other account or place, as LICENSOR may specify in a notice to LICENSEE.

3.4 Recordkeeping.

LICENSEE shall keep true and accurate records, files and books of accounts that relate to Light Valve Control Units and their use on LICENSEE's vehicles, all data reasonably required for the full computation and
verification of the manufacture, sale,
delivery and receipt of Light Valve
Control Units, deductions therefrom and
royalties to be paid.

LICENSOR and LICENSEE agree that an
independent certified public accounting
firm (selected by LICENSOR from the
largest ten certified public accounting
firms in the United States of America,
Germany or any country in the Licensed
Territory) may audit such records, files and books of accounts to determine the
accuracy of the statements given by
LICENSEE pursuant to Section 3.1 hereof. Such an audit shall be made upon reasonable advance notice to LICENSEE and during usual business hours. The cost of the audit shall be borne by LICENSOR unless the audit shall disclose a breach by LICENSEE of any term of this Agreement, or an underpayment error in excess of three percent of the total
monies paid to LICENSOR by LICENSEE during the audited period, in which case LICENSEE shall bear the full cost of such audit.
LICENSEE agrees to pay LICENSOR all
additional monies that are disclosed by
the audit to be due and owing to LICENSOR within thirty days of the receipt of the report.


4.1 Indemnification. LICENSEE agrees to indemnify and hold harmless LICENSOR and SCSC, and each of their affiliates for any claims, warranties, or liability relating to the production, installation or use of Light Valve Control Units.

4.2 No Warranties by LICENSOR or SCSC. LICENSOR and SCSC do not represent or warrant the performance of any Light Valve Control Unit or of any material, component, or information provided hereunder, and LICENSEE expressly acknowledges and agrees that any such material, Component or information provided by LICENSOR and SCSC hereunder is provided "AS IS" and that LICENSOR and SCSC make no warranty with respect thereto and DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT THERETO, ITS USE OR ANY INABILITY TO USE IT, OR THE RESULTS OF ITS USE. In no event shall LICENSOR or SCSC be liable for any damages, whether in contract or tort (including negligence), including but not limited to direct, consequential, special, exemplary, incidental and indirect damages, arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or the use, the results of use, or the inability to use, or incorporation into a vehicle of any Light Valve Control Unit, material, component or information provided hereunder.


All trademarks or service marks that
either party may adopt and use for
Light Valve Control Units or other
products incorporating Light Valves
are and shall remain the exclusive
property of the adopting party, and
the other party shall not obtain
any rights and license to such marks
under this Agreement, LICENSOR and
SCSC however are allowed to refer
name Daimler AG.

LICENSOR may require LICENSEE to
indicate on packaging that Light
Valve Control Units are licensed
from Research Frontiers Incorporated
and SCSC or to otherwise include language and/or designations agreed between LICENSOR and LICENSEE indicating an affiliation
with Research Frontiers Incorporated
and/or SCSC or to use trademarks
specified by LICENSOR or SCSC on
LICENSEE's Light Valve Control Units
if required under applicable law.


6.1 Insurance. LICENSEE shall maintain at all times ample product liability and other liability insurance covering its products.

6.2 Indemnification. LICENSEE hereby indemnifies and agrees to hold harmless LICENSOR and SCSC and their respective shareholders, officers, directors, agents and employees (each, an "Indemnified Party"), against any liability, damage, loss, fine, penalty, claim, cost or expense (including reasonable costs of investigation and settlement and attorneys', accountants' and other experts' fees and expenses) arising out of any action or inaction by LICENSEE or its suppliers relating to this Agreement including the manufacture, sale, use, incorporation into a vehicle, lease or other disposition of Light Valve Control Units, and related materials, or other use of the information and rights granted hereunder. Any knowledge of LICENSEE's supplier's activities by LICENSOR or SCSC or their respective representatives shall in no way impose any liability on LICENSOR or SCSC or reduce the responsibilities of LICENSEE hereunder or relieve it from any of its obligations and warranties under this Agreement.


7.1 Future Patents. Each party, at its cost, shall have the right to file patent applications in the United States and in foreign countries covering any invention made by such party.

7.2 Improvements and Modifications.

(a) Any future improvements or modifications invented or developed by or on behalf of LICENSEE, LICENSOR or SCSC after the Effective Date of this Agreement, if any, which relate in any way to or are useful in the design, operation, manufacture and assembly of Light Valve Control Units, Light Vales and/or to the suspensions or other components used or usable in Light Valves shall not be included in this Agreement except as specifically provided herein. Upon written request by the non-inventing party, LICENSOR, SCSC, and LICENSEE shall negotiate with each other regarding the grant of nonexclusive rights and licenses to use such improvements and modifications, but neither party shall be obligated to grant such rights and licenses to one another.

(b) LICENSOR or SCSC, may voluntarily add patents and/or patent applications to Schedule A hereof, provided however, that LICENSEE must agree in writing to accept such additional patents and patent applications for them to be validly added to Schedule A hereof. No disclosure of any information by LICENSOR or SCSC shall in any way establish a course of dealing or otherwise require LICENSOR or SCSC to make any future disclosure of information under this Agreement.


8. Compliance with Laws

Whereas the PARTIES acknowledge that
the business operations including the
overseas activities and investments of
LICENSEE and its affiliated companies
are subject to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt P ractices Act ("FCPA") as well as other
"APPLICABLE LAWS" (as defined below) the PARTIES hereby confirm that they are
aware of the APPLICABLE LAWS, and, in
connection with the activities of the
PARTIES related to this Agreement, the
PARTIES hereby commit to strict
compliance with such APPLICABLE LAWS
and make the following representations
and warranties as of the date of this
Agreement and for the duration of this
Agreement in connection with its
activities related to this Agreement:

8.1 The PARTIES, for themselves and on behalf of their "AFFILIATED PERSONS" (as defined below) , represent, warrant and covenant that:

a. they and their AFFILIATED PERSONS are solely responsible for complying, have to their best knowledge complied, and will comply, with APPLICABLE LAWS and have to their best knowledge not taken and will not take or fail to take any action, which act or omission would subject the respective other PARTY or its affiliated companies to liability under APPLICABLE LAWS;

b. neither the PARTIES nor any of its AFFILIATED PERSONS have, to their or its best knowledge, offered, paid, given or loaned or promised to pay, give or loan, or will offer, pay, give or loan or promise to pay, give or loan, directly or indirectly, money or any other thing of value to or for the benefit of any "GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL" (as defined below), for the purposes of corruptly (a) influencing any act or decision of such GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL in his official capacity, (b) inducing such GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL to do or omit to do any act in violation of his lawful duty, (c) securing any improper advantage or (d) inducing such GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL to use his influence with a "GOVERNMENT ENTITY" (as defined below) to affect or influence any act or decision of that GOVERNMENT ENTITY, in each instance to direct business to the PARTIES or their affiliated companies; and

c. in case the PARTIES or any of their AFFILIATED PERSONS is or will become a GOVERNMENT ENTITY or a GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL whose official duties include decisions to direct business to the respective other PARTY or the same PARTY or its affiliated companies or to supervise, or otherwise control or direct the actions of, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS who are in a position to direct business to the respective other PARTY or the same PARTY or its affiliated companies, the PARTIES or the respective AFFILIATED PERSONS have to make sure, that conflicts of interest will be excluded and to inform the respective other PARTY without undue delay about the measures taken.

d. the PARTIES shall assist and cooperate fully with the efforts of the respective other PARTY to comply with APPLICABLE LAWS. In particular, the PARTIES shall keep accurate books and records and PARTIES shall immediately notify the respective other PARTY of any information that bribes or other improper payments are being requested, made or offered in connection with this Agreement. Upon request of a PARTY, the respective other PARTY shall make those records which are necessary for PARTIES to verify the respective other PARTY's compliance with the APPLICABLE LAWS relating to this Agreement available to a sworn auditor who is obligated to observe secrecy and selected by the respective other PARTY. If such auditor notices any failure by a PARTY to comply with the APPLICABLE LAWS, such PARTY agrees that the auditor may disclose information relating to its failure to the respective other PARTY and, to the extent required by a legal demand by a competent court of law or government body, to third parties.

8.2 In no event will any Party be obligated to another Party under or in connection with this Agreement to act or refrain from acting if such Party believes that such act or omission would cause such Party to be in violation of APPLICABLE LAWS. In no event will any Party be liable to another Party for any act or omission which such Party believes is necessary to comply with APPLICABLE LAWS.

8.3 If a PARTY or any of their AFFILIATED PERSONS breaches any of the representations, warranties or covenants in this Clause each of which is deemed to be material and continuously made throughout the term of this Agreement, then, in addition to any other rights, the respective other PARTY may have under this Agreement:

a. the respective other PARTY may declare a forfeit of any unpaid amounts owing to the breaching PARTY and will be entitled to repayment of any amounts paid or credited to the breaching PARTY, in each case, which are prohibited by APPLICABLE LAWS; and

b. the respective other PARTY may immediately terminate this Agreement; and

c. the breaching PARTY shall, upon first written request by the respective other PARTY, indemnify and hold harmless the respective other PARTY in regard to any and all cost and claims brought forward against the respective other PARTY arising out of any failure of the breaching PARTY to comply with its representations, warranties and covenants of this Clause.

8.4 For purposes of this Clause, the following terms have the meanings set forth below:

a. "APPLICABLE LAWS"" means the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and German anti-corruption laws, without regard to their jurisdictional limitations, U.S. and German export control laws to the extent applicable the goods and or information which are subject of this Agreement, and all other laws, regulations, rules, orders, decrees or other directives carrying the force of law applicable to any activities engaged in by the PARTIES or any of their AFFILIATED PERSONS in connection with this Agreement, in each case as the same may be amended from time to time;

b. "AFFILIATED PERSONS" means the PARTIES' officers, directors, employees, or agents, or any of their stockholders, principals or owners acting on its behalf or in its interests;

c. "GOVERNMENT ENTITY" means a government or any department, agency or instrumentality thereof (including any company or other entity controlled by a government), a political party or a public international organization; and

d. "GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL" means any officeholder, employee or other official
(including any immediate family member thereof) of a GOVERNMENT ENTITY, any person acting in an official capacity for a GOVERNMENT ENTITY or any candidate for political office.


9.1 Proprietary Rights: Notices. Upon request of LICENSOR, LICENSEE shall provide appropriate notices of patents, or other similar notice of the patent rights of the other party on the Light Valve Control Units utilizing the patented inventions of LICENSOR or SCSC if the foregoing actions are required under applicable law.

9.2 LICENSOR Exclusive Owner. LICENSEE hereby acknowledges LICENSOR and SCSC as purporting to be the sole and exclusive owners of the patents and patent applications listed on Schedule A, and that, except for the rights granted hereunder, LICENSEE shall not have any rights or attempt to assert any ownership rights in and to those patents and patent applications.


10. 1 Term. The Agreement becomes effective with the signature of the last undersigning contract partner and ends with the expiration of the last patent being subject of this Agreement in Schedule A (the "Term").

10.2 Termination by LICENSEE. If LICENSEE is no longer using any Intellectual Property in its vehicles, LICENSEE may terminate this Agreement at any time via certified letter upon at least six month prior to its termination. In case of termination of the Agreement prior to the expiration of the Term, LICENSEE will pay the Minimum Royalties due under section 3.2 hereof for that current calendar year plus the further Minimum Royalties being due under section 3.2 hereof for the following calendar year.

If the Agreement will be terminated by
LICENSEE on or before December 31, 2013, LICENSEE pays the first fee, the second
fee and the Minimum Royalties for 2012
and 2013 due under section 3.2 hereof.

Regardless of the termination of this
Agreement by LICENSEE or LICENSOR and
for the avoidance of doubt LICENSOR
grants a license to the LICENSEE with
respect to the spare parts to be
manufactured, distributed and sold
by LICENSEE until the end of the
lifecycle of vehicles assembled with
LVCUs. The according royalty for each
such spare part will amount to
[Confidential Information Omitted
and filed separately with the
Securities and Exchange Commission].

10.3 Termination by LICENSOR. LICENSOR may terminate this Agreement at any time upon at least 30 days' notice to LICENSEE if LICENSEE is more than six months overdue on any payment and LICENSEE did not cure such default within thirty (30) days after two written notices thereof with a gap of four weeks sent from LICENSOR to LICENSEE.

10.4 Effect of Termination. If this Agreement expires or is terminated for any reason whatsoever, in addition to any other remedies which one party may have against the other, all of LICENSEE's, and its subsidiaries' and supplier's rights and licenses under this Agreement shall cease other than LICENCEE's right to make, have made, distribute and sell spare parts as aforesaid.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, LICENSEE's obligations to LICENSOR under Sections
3.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.2, 10.4, and Articles 8, 12, 13 and 14 shall survive any
termination or expiration of this Agreement.



Each Party undertakes to treat as confidential all technical and economic
information, especially intentions,
experience or findings and schemes to
which it is given access by the
respective other Party during the
duration of this Agreement, or which
it receives from the latter, for five
(5) full years following the date of expiry of the Term and not to disclose them to third parties or use them for commercial purposes unless agreed otherwise in writing between the Party.

This confidentiality obligation
does not apply to information and
documents which

a) were, demonstrably, already known to the receiving Party prior to the start of this co-operation;
b) the receiving Party has, demonstrably, lawfully received from third parties;
c) are generally known or subsequently become generally known without violation of the obligations contained in this Agreement;
d) the receiving Party demonstrably has developed within the framework of its own independent developments; or
e) is required to be disclosed by a party by law, regulatory authority or pursuant to judicial order.

The Parties undertake to impose the
same obligations as taken on by the
Parties above on their employees and/or
sub-contractors who obtain knowledge
of such information and technical and
economic facts and experience, also for
the period following their resignation,
insofar as it is legally possible for
them to do so.

The Parties shall apply the same care
to secrecy as they adopt for the
handling of their own confidential information.

The terms and provisions of this
Agreement shall not be considered
confidential except that LICENSEE
may not disclose the minimum annual
royalty payments specified in
Article 3 or the [Confidential
Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission] without LICENSOR's prior written consent, and the parties hereto acknowledge that, pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the regulations
promulgated thereunder, LICENSOR may
file copies of this Agreement with the
Securities and Exchange Commission and
with NASDAQ and with any other stock
exchange on which LICENSOR's securities
may be listed.


13.1 Reciprocal Representations. Each party represents and warrants to the other that:

13.1.1 Valid Agreement. The execution and delivery of this Agreement by the officer or representative so doing, and the consummation of the transactions contemplated hereby, have been duly authorized by all necessary corporate action by LICENSOR and LICENSEE and this Agreement is a valid and binding obligation enforceable against the parties in accordance with its terms, except to the extent limited by bankruptcy, insolvency, moratorium and other laws of general application relating to general equitable principles;

13.1.2 No Conflicts. Nothing herein conflicts with its rights and obligations pursuant to any agreement by a party and any other entity; and

13.1.3 Publicity. The parties shall have the right to use non-confidential information, including but not limited to information concerning this Agreement, for investor relations and regulatory disclosure purposes. For marketing, sales and public relation purposes, the Parties may refer to the respective other Party by (i) disclosing the respective other Party's company name and (ii) disclosing the information about a license agreement being concluded between the Parties and (iii) informing about the Transportation Vehicles incorporating, inter alia, LICENSOR's or SCSC's technology.

The Parties have to refrain from any
advertising that exploits the reputation of the respective other Party's brand
for the sake of the Party's own business that would be considered "anlehnende Werbung" under German law. Notwithstanding the
aforementioned, the Parties consent to
the respective other Party's use of
trademarks as may be necessary for the
purpose of describing a product or
describing whether a Party's technology
is used in another Party's product.

Each party shall have the right, but
not the obligation, to approve any use
by the other party of the first party's
name, logo, or other information about
Light Valves or Light Valve Transportation Vehicle Window Products, and to require
the correction of any inaccurate information.

13.2 LICENSOR and SCSC Representations. LICENSOR and SCSC each represents and warrants, for the benefit of LICENSEE, that:

13.2.1 Title. As of the date hereof, LICENSOR and SCSC each represents and warrants that it has the right to convey the rights and licenses granted by this Agreement, and otherwise to perform its obligations under this Agreement. LICENSOR and SCSC has each caused its employees who are employed to do research, development, or other inventive work to disclose to it any invention or information within the scope of this Agreement and to assign to it rights in such inventions and information in order that LICENSEE shall receive, by virtue of this Agreement, the licenses granted to it under Section 2.1 hereof.

13.2.2 Infringement. As of the date hereof, neither LICENSOR nor SCSC is aware of any claim for patent infringement or the misappropriation of trade secrets, being asserted against it by any third party; or of any infringement of the patents listed on Schedule A hereto by any entity.

13.2.3 Patents in Force. To the best of LICENSOR's and SCSC's knowledge with respect to their own intellectual property, all of the patents listed on Schedule A hereto are currently in force.

LICENSOR assumes no obligation for the
future costs for the maintenance of
the intellectual property rights listed
in Schedule A and shall not be obligated to maintain such intellectual property

13.3 No Warranty. LICENSOR, SCSC and LICENSEE make no guaranty or warranty to one another under this Agreement (a) that LICENSEE will be able to develop, manufacture, sell or otherwise commercialize Light Valve Control Units, or (b) as to the validity of any patent.


14.1 Applicable Law. This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of Switzerland. Any dispute, controversies or differences which may arise out of or in connection with the interpretation or performance of this Agreement that cannot be resolved by mutually amicable arrangement between the parties hereto shall be finally settled according the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules. The number of arbitrators shall be three. The Chairman shall be of juridical education. The place of arbitration shall be London, UK. The language to be used in the arbitral proceedings shall be English.

14.2 Confidentiality In Court Proceeding. In order to protect and preserve the confidential information of a party which the parties recognize may be exchanged pursuant to the provisions of this Agreement, the disclosing party may request, and the receiving party shall not oppose, the court in any action relating to this Agreement to enter a protective order to protect information which is confidential information under
Section 12 and to seal the record in the action or to hold the proceedings, or portion of the proceedings, in camera; provided, that the requested terms do not prejudice the receiving party's interests. Nothing, however, shall preclude either party from thereafter moving to unseal its own records or to have matter and information designated as confidential under any relevant protective order designated otherwise in accordance with the circumstances as they shall appear at that time.

14.3 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is declared or found to be illegal, unenforceable or void, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to agree upon a substitute provision that is legal and enforceable and is as nearly as possible consistent with the intentions underlying the original provision. If the remainder of this Agreement is not materially affected by such declaration or finding and is capable of substantial performance, then the remainder shall be enforced to the extent permitted by law.

14.4 Waiver. Unless agreed to by the parties in writing to the contrary, the failure of either party to insist in any one or more instances upon the strict performance of any one or more of the provisions of this Agreement, or to exercise any right contained in this Agreement or provided by law, shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver or relinquishment of the performance of such provision or right or the right subsequently to demand such strict performance or exercise of such right, and the rights and obligations of the parties shall continue unchanged and remain in full force and effect.

14.5 Captions. The captions a nd headings in this Agreement are inserted for convenience and reference only and in no way define or limit the scope or content of this Agreement and shall not affect the interpretation of its provisions.

14.6 Assignment. This Agreement shall be binding on and shall inure to the benefit of the parties and their successors and assigns. LICENSOR or SCSC may assign all of its rights and obligations hereunder to any successor to any of its business interests or to any company controlling or controlled by LICENSOR. All assignees shall expressly assume in writing the performance of all the terms and conditions of this Agreement to be performed by the assigning party, and an originally signed instrument of such assumption and assignment shall be delivered to the non-assigning party within 30 days of the execution of such instrument.

14.7 Schedules. All Schedules attached to this Agreement shall be deemed to be a part of this Agreement as if set forth fully in this Agreement.

14.8 Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and agreement between LICENSOR, SCSC and LICENSEE with respect to the subject matter hereof, supersedes all prior agreements, proposals, understandings, letters of intent, negotiations and discussions with respect to the subject matter hereof and can be modified, amended, supplemented or changed only by an agreement in writing which makes specific reference to this Agreement and which is executed in writing by the parties; provided, however, that either party may unilaterally waive in writing any provision imposing an obligation on the other.

14.9 Notices. Any notice required or permitted to be given or made in this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed given on the earliest of (i) actual receipt, irrespective of method of delivery, (ii) on the delivery day following dispatch if sent by express mail (or similar next day courier service), or (iii) on the sixth day after mailing by registered or certified air mail, return receipt requested, postage prepaid and addressed as follows:


Joseph M. Harary, President and CEO

Research Frontiers Incorporated
240 Crossways Park Drive
Woodbury, New York 11797-2033 USA Facsimile: (516) 364-3798
Telephone: (516) 364-1902

Mr. John Petraglia, CEO
SPD Control Systems Corporation
1500 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, New York 11794-6040 Facsimile: (631) 776-8501
Telephone: (631) 776-8500


[Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and
Exchange Commission]

or to such substitute addresses and persons as a party may designate to the other from time to time by written notice in
accordance with this provision.

14.10 Bankruptcy Code. In the event that any party hereto should file a petition under the national bankruptcy laws, or that an involuntary petition shall be filed against such party, the parties intend that the non-filing party shall be protected in the continued enjoyment of its rights hereunder to the maximum feasible extent. Each party agrees that it will give the other parties immediate notice of the filing of any voluntary or involuntary petition under the federal bankruptcy laws.

14.11 Construction. This Agreement and the exhibits hereto have been drafted jointly by the parties and in the event of any ambiguities in the language hereof, there shall no be inference drawn in favor or against either party.

14.12 Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in any number of counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument.

14.13 Status of the Parties. The status of the parties under this Agreement shall be solely that of independent contractors. No party shall have the right to enter into any agreements on behalf of the other party nor shall it represent to any person that it has such right or authority.

The parties, through their
duly authorized representatives,
and intending to be legally bound,
have executed this Agreement, as of
the date and year first above written,
whereupon it became effective in
accordance with its terms.


Joseph M. Harary, President
Date: December 22, 2010


John Petraglia, CEO
Date: December 22, 2010


By:______________________________ By:______________________________

Date: December 22, 2010

Schedule A
(As of the Effective Date)

Research Frontiers Intellectual Property:


                                                Date       Expiration
Patents in the United States                    Issued     Date

6,804,040                       Albert P. Malvino, et al

"Method and Device for Controlling Voltage Provided
to a Suspended Particle Device" 10/12/04 02/13/23

6,897,997 Albert P. Malvino

"Method and Device for Controlling Voltage Provided to

a Suspended Particle Device"                    05/24/05   02/13/23
                        (continuation-in-part of 6,804,040)

7,417,785                               Albert P. Malvino
"Methods and Circuits for
Distributing Powerto SPD Loads"                 08/26/08   01/18/25


Serial Number Filing Date

[Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission]


Serial Number Filing Date

[Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission]

SCSC Intellectual Property


Date Expiration

Patents in the United States Issued Date

7,800,812 Jay Moskowitz 08/11/10 09/23/26

"Intelligent SPD control apparatus with scalable networking capabilities for window and multimedia applications"

Abstract: A scalable apparatus and a network environment dynamically changes the light transparency of a single SPD device, a small number of SPD devices or thousands of such SPD devices installed in windows in automobiles, aircraft, trains, marine vehicles, residential homes, commercial buildings and skyscrapers. A scalable apparatus and a network environment dynamically changes the light transparency of a single SPD device or thousands of such SPD devices in the presentation of a multi-media special effects display. Textual messages, graphical images and simulated motion effects are driven. Such scalable apparatus being capable of driving and using several operational parameters of SPD materials such as frequency range, AC voltage and temperature so as to provide fine control of SPD characteristics such as switching speed and power consumption.


[Confidential Information Omitted and filed separately with the Securities and Exchange Commission]

SPD Control Systems Corp. Licenses its Automotive Intellectual Property

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Daimler AG, the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz and other premium vehicles, has licensed a package of intellectual property (IP) for automotive electronic controllers of suspended particle device (SPD) automotive products. This package contains electronics IP that was developed by SPD Control Systems Corporation (SCSC) and Research Frontiers Inc. (Nasdaq: REFR), developer of SPD light-control technology, which our two companies licensed jointly to Daimler. The Daimler electronics SPD license provides for a royalty covering all Daimler cars, trucks and other vehicles utilizing the licensed IP.

[Link to Research Frontiers Inc. (RFI) Press Release]

At its 125th anniversary celebration in Stuttgart, Germany on January 29, 2011, Daimler AG premiered the 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK which features the new "MAGIC SKY CONTROL" panoramic sunroof. This revolutionary sunroof is made with SPD-SmartGlass. Two important features of the MAGIC SKY CONTROL roof are the electronically tintable SPD-SmartGlass that changes from dark to clear instantly, and the fact that this glass is capable of keeping the vehicle up to 10 degrees C cooler when exposed to the hot sun.

SPD-SmartGlass uses a thin film containing nanoparticles that allows users to instantly and precisely control light, heat and glare. Our licensor, Research Frontiers, has spent over $80 million to develop this technology, and has licensed it to 39 companies around the world. These licensees include some of the world's major chemical companies and most of the world's automotive glass production. SCSC's role is to supply electronics products and intellectual property to these licensees and their customers. Because SPD-Smart technology has key performance advantages over other technologies, such as fast switching speeds that permit real-time response by the glass to electrical inputs, functionality and energy savings can be optimized by the intelligent use of electronics to control this remarkable glass.

Just like an operating system is a key part of a computer, providing the intelligence to unleash its power, so too is the potential for intelligent electronics to unleash the many benefits of SPD-Smart light-control technology. For example, energy loads and climate control can be optimized in an office or a vehicle using intelligent electronics to control the SPD-SmartGlass. This can save energy, increase occupant comfort and safety, reduce CO2 emissions, and maximize the benefits of daylight harvesting. Air conditioners in cars can be made smaller and HVAC systems in buildings can be made to take up less space and use less energy, thus saving money and increasing revenues to building owners since it provides more design freedom and can increase rentable space.

In August 2010 the U.S. Patent Office granted SCSC a comprehensive electronics patent for controllers that operate SPD-Smart dynamic tinting windows. SCSC currently has 4 domestic and international patents pending and will be filing additional patents. These patents cover the electronic control of SPD technology in automobiles, boats, aircraft, commercial buildings and residential homes.

Licensing of our IP is only one part of SCSC's business. We also are focused on the sale of controllers to auto manufacturers as well as the automotive aftermarket. The company anticipates that another significant market will be in the worldwide sale of electronic controllers and energy management control systems for the commercial and residential architectural marketplace. SCSC recently successfully completed work under a contract from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and demonstrated a prototype of a sophisticated SPD Building Energy Management Control System (BEMCS). Our BEMCS, using wireless technology and our TintMaker controllers, enables all of the windows in a residence or commercial building to have "building intelligence." This will optimize energy utilization of buildings, improve occupant comfort and productivity, enhance aesthetics, and support sustainable building design. The building's windows are controlled manually and automatically.

John Petraglia, CEO of SCSC, states: "SCSC has achieved key milestones in our drive to become a major supplier of products and services in the global SPD marketplace. First, SCSC's broad patent was granted that protects our products. Our next milestone was the completion our first licensing agreement, which signals industry recognition of our leadership in the electronics segment of the emerging SPD industry. These two milestones allow SCSC to continue our aggressive efforts to accelerate the use of our leading-edge SPD-Smart products and design services. As SPD-SmartGlass is adopted by other automotive manufacturers, we anticipate additional licensing and
controller sales."

Jay Moskowitz, Chairman and Founder of SCSC, noted, "SCSC was created to deliver sophisticated state-of-the-art electronic control and energy management systems for the automotive, aerospace, architectural and marine marketplaces. Our patent portfolio reflects the integration of technologies to deliver feature-rich and flexible electronic controls wherever
SPD-SmartGlass is being utilized. The
licensing of our IP to a leading automotive company is a major step in achieving our corporate goals of providing comprehensive control systems that will realize the
energy conservation and user satisfaction potential of SPD-Smart light-control

For inquiries please contact:

SPD Control Systems Corporation
CEO & President
John Petraglia
Center for Wireless and information Technology (CEWIT) Stony Brook University Research & Development Park 1500 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY 11894-6040

"SPD-Smart" and "SPD-SmartGlass" are trademarks of Research Frontiers Inc.

"Magic Sky Control" and "Mercedes-Benz" are trademarks of Daimler AG.

"TintMaker" is a trademark of SPD Control Systems Corporation