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Crest Digital Ordered to Fork Over $2.6 Million to DVD6C

The DVD6C Licensing Group announced that its authorized agent, Toshiba, has won an arbitration awarding it nearly $3 million in royalties, attorneys’ fees and interest due under the DVD6C patent license from National Film Laboratories (Crest Digital).

As a matter of background, the DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) is a patent pool formed by nine developers of DVD technology including Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo Electric, Sharp, Toshiba, JVC, Time Warner.

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Unedited press release follows:

Toshiba Corporation, the authorized licensor for DVD6C, wins arbitration awarding royalties, interest and legal fees/costs due from DVD6C patent licensee National Film Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a Crest Digital (USA).

October 26, 2012 — The DVD6C Licensing Group (“DVD6C”)—consisting of nine leading developers of DVD technology-has won an arbitration awarding it royalties, interest and legal fees/costs due from licensee National Film Laboratories, Inc. d/b/a Crest Digital (USA). On October 23, 2012, an Arbitral Tribunal issued a final award in favor of Toshiba for unpaid royalties and prejudgment interest totaling in excess of $2.3 million, as well as post-award interest on that amount at the contractual rate of 2% per month until paid in full. Toshiba was also awarded costs and attorneys’ fees totaling over $300,000, as well as post-award interest on that amount at the New York statutory rate of 9% per year until paid in full. This action is part of a continuing global initiative by DVD6C to enforce the DVD6C Patent License Agreement.

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