NEW YORK, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –
One-Blue (http://www.one-blue.com/ ), LLC, will mark the first anniversary
of its Blu-ray Disc (BD) product licensing program July 1, 2012, having
achieved significant progress establishing a patent pool that promotes a level
playing field for licensors and licensees of Blu-ray Disc product patents.
Since launching the program 12 months ago, the One-Blue global patent pool has
signed on 15 licensors representing the leading providers of Blu-ray, DVD and
CD optical storage technology. To date, 88 manufacturers are listed as licensed
by One-Blue from more than 15 countries.
"One-Blue was created using industry best practices that are designed to
ensure equitable terms, fair pricing and the consistent protection of Blu-ray
patents for all participants – licensors and licensees – wherever they are
located," said Roel Kramer, CEO of One-Blue. "As the one-stop shop for Blu-ray
disc product patents, One-Blue provides essential patent licenses for the
overwhelming majority of Blu-ray optical product IP."
Companies that have joined the One-Blue patent pool as licensors are
Cyberlink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG
Electronics, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and
Yamaha. The widespread support the patent pool has received represents yet
another milestone in the evolution of the Blu-ray Disc industry and a
validation of One-Blue’s innovative approach to patent pooling, which includes
per-batch licensing, pre-netting, and product based royalties.
For more information, contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/.
As the one-stop shop representing the Blu-ray Disc industry’s leading
technology providers, One-Blue, LLC provides patent licenses from the leading
Blu-ray, DVD and CD product IP holders. One-Blue creates a level playing field
by guaranteeing strong patent enforcement for licensees and licensors and
ensure competitive parity for all Blu-ray Disc providers. One-Blue’s patent
pool is built upon industry best practices to help all parties lower royalties,
transaction costs and streamline the patent licensing process.
SOURCE: One-Blue, LLC