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Fujitsu Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ Products
NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2012 — One-Blue today announced that Fujitsu Limited (Fujitsu), the global leader of information and communication technology, has joined the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensor. Fujitsu was involved as a contributor in the development of Blu-ray Disc™ standard and joins current licensors Cyberlink, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.
“One-Blue is pleased to welcome Fujitsu to its licensing program as the fourteenth licensor. Fujitsu has been committed to the development and implementation of the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and we hope that adding their patents to our pool motivates both licensors and licensees to join One-Blue,” says Roel Kramer, CEO of One-Blue.
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.