Unedited press release follows:
B.R. Productions & Packaging Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that B.R. Productions & Packaging GmbH has joined the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensee. B.R. Productions & Packaging will now have access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.
“We are pleased to strengthen the One-Blue licensing program and announce that B.R. Productions & Packaging has joined as a licensee and is now able to utilize essential patents via our patent pool,” said Roel Kramer, CEO of One-Blue. “As the one-stop shop for Blu-ray Disc™ product patents, One-Blue welcomes B.R. Productions & Packaging as an important addition to the program and in helping to maintain Blu-ray Disc™ product standards.”
One-Blue administers the licensing program for patents essential to Blu-ray Disc™ products and is the joint licensing agent of its licensors. For hardware and software products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™, DVD and CD essential patents; for disc products, the product license covers Blu-ray Disc™ essential patents.
B.R. Productions & Packaging has taken out a One-Blue license for BD ROM Discs. B.R. Productions & Packaging is an independent replication facility that manufactures, prints, and packs optical storage media such as CD, DVD, and Blu-ray Disc™ for businesses across Germany and most of Europe.
One-Blue’s innovative approach to patent pooling includes per-batch licensing, pre-netting, and product based royalties. To date, 92 manufacturers are listed as licensed by One-Blue from more than 15 countries.
Any company interested in obtaining licenses for one or more Blu-ray Disc™ products under the One-Blue product licensing program, or for more information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates, contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/. Any holder of patents essential to optical formats used in Blu-ray Disc™ products is invited to submit patents for evaluation and join the licensing program as a new licensor.
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.