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Dell Joins One-Blue Blu-ray Patent Pool

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

For more information visit: www.one-blue.com


Unedited press release follows:

One-Blue Announces Dell to Join Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2011 — One-Blue today announced that Dell Inc. has joined the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensor. Dell brings important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and joins current licensors Cyberlink, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, Panasonic, Philips and Sony.

“We are pleased to announce that Dell has joined our licensing program as a licensor and is now making available their essential patents via the One-Blue program,” says Roel Kramer, CEO of One-Blue.

“As one of the original developers of Blu-ray Disc™, Dell is pleased to be joining the One-Blue patent pool where we will continue to provide ongoing support for the Blu-ray Disc™ format,” said Brian Zucker, Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, Dell. “Through our involvement in this program we can share the benefits of this unique technology with a vast ecosystem of licensors and licensees.”

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. One-Blue is an innovative patent pool that levels the playing field, reduces costs, and fosters fair use of the patent system in the entire optical disc sector.

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. Any company interested in obtaining licenses for one or more Blu-ray Disc™ products under the One-Blue product licensing program is requested to contact One-Blue at the e-mail address listed below.

More information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates can be found on www.one-blue.com.

About One-Blue, LLC
One-Blue, LLC is an independent licensing company that administers a product license for patents essential to Blu-ray Disc™ products.

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