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PREMIER BD Lowers Blu-ray Player, Recorder and Drive Patent Royalties

The PREMIER BD Licensing Group announced it has reduced the patent royalty rates payable on Blu-ray Disc (BD) players, recorders and drives.

HEVC Advance Discounts Patent Royalties for Lower-Priced Devices

HEVC Advance announced it has added a discounted royalty rate category for lower-priced Set-Top Boxes, surveillance cameras and other devices, as well as simplified its patent license agreement to reduce costs for licensees.

USITC Investigates Latest Fujifilm LTO Complaint Against Sony

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) announced it will investigate a supplemental complaint filed by Fujifilm alleging that generation 4, 5 and 6 Linear Tape-Open (LTO) cartridges and components imported by Sony infringe patents owned by the company and affiliates.

Via Adds xHE-AAC to Advanced Audio Coding Patent Pool License

Via Licensing Corporation announced it is adding Extended High Efficiency AAC (xHE-AAC) to its Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool license.

USITC Finds Sony Infringing Fujifilm LTO-7 Tape Patents

Fujifilm announced it received a favourable final initial determination from the USITC in its ongoing LTO Ultrium 7 cartridge patent dispute with Sony Corporation.

Intellectual Discovery Joins One-Blue Blu-ray Patent Pool

One-Blue, LLC announced that Intellectual Discovery has joined its Blu-ray Disc (BD) patent licensing program as a licensor.

HEVC Advance Patent Pool Welcomes ETRI

HEVC Advance announced the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) is joining its High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)/H.265 patent pool.

MPEG LA Planning ATSC 3.0 Patent Pool

MPEG LA, LLC announced a call for patents essential to ATSC 3.0 next generation TV standards.

One-Blue Launches 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Patent Licensing Program

One-Blue, LLC announced it has officially launched its patent licensing program for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc (BD) products.

HEVC Advance Opens Japan Office

HEVC Advance announced the opening of its branch office in Tokyo and appointment of Hiro Seki as Managing Director, Asia Operations.

HEVC Advance Patent Pool Welcomes VIVOTEK

HEVC Advance announced VIVOTEK Inc. has signed on to its HEVC/H.265 patent licensing program.

HEVC Advance Patent Pool Welcomes Samsung

HEVC Advance announced that Samsung Electronics is joining its High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)/H.265 patent pool.

One-Blue Planning 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Patent License Coverage

One-Blue, LLC announced that it is working to expand its Blu-ray Disc patent portfolio license programs to include 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray products.

One-Blue Lowers Patent Royalties on Blu-ray Products

One-Blue, LLC announced that it will reduce many of its joint patent program royalty rates by 20% as of April 1, 2017.

Technicolor Sues Samsung for Patent Infringement

Technicolor announced that it is suing Samsung Electronics for allegedly infringing ten of the company’s patents dealing with video coding, telecommunications and associated technologies.