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LG Grants Royalty-Free Blu-ray Patent License

LG Electronics announced that it will allow Blu-ray Disc (BD) format implementers to use a number of the company’s patents without paying royalties.

For more information visit: www.lg.com


Unedited statement follows:

The Blu-ray Disc Association hereby notifies BDA implementers of the following Undertaking:

LGE hereby grants and agrees to grant, and if necessary to cause any of its Affiliated Companies owning such rights to grant, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, fully paid-up and royalty-free license, under all patents listed on Exhibit A or that hereafter issue based on any patent application listed on Exhibit A or any U.S. continuations, divisionals, continuations-in-part, reissues, re-examinations of extensions and additions that share a common parent containing Confidential Information with or claim priority to any patent or patent application listed on Exhibit A; and any foreign counter-parts or foreign equivalents, including foreign counter-parts or equivalents to continuations, divisionals, continuations-in-part, reissues, re-examinations of , extensions and additions, that share a common parent containing Confidential Information with or claim priority to any patent or patent application listed on Exhibit A (collectively, the “Licensed Patents”), to any implementer of any Blu-ray Disc Format, which has been adopted by the BDF or the BDA and has been made or is in the future made available to the public, to use, sell, offer for sale, develop, manufacture, have manufactured, import or export or otherwise dispose of products that implement any such Blu-ray Disc Format, provided that the implementer holds a license or is authorized pursuant to a license from the BDA to implement such Blu-ray Disc Format and further provided that the foregoing license does not apply to products or portions of products that do not implement a Blu-ray Disc Format.

(all capitalized terms not defined herein shall be as defined as in the BDA Bylaws)
/s/ LG Electronics Inc.
September 8, 2010

EXHIBIT A
U.S. Patents/U.S. Published Applications/PCTs and National Phase PCT-based Applications/Korean Patents/Korean Applications

U.S. Patents:
7506109
7512322
7522501
7558467
7561780
7587405
7599611
7609939
7609945
7613384
7620782
7634175
7643732
7668439
7725010
7751685
7751688
7760989
7761422
7764866

U.S. Published Applications
2005/0147387
2005/0196142
2005/0196146
2005/0196148
2005/0196149
2005/0196155
2005/0198053
2005/0198071
2006/0056803
2006/0056804
2006/0077772 – likely to issue soon (issue fee payment verified)
2006/0077773
2006/0077817
2006/0078302
2006/0098940 – likely to issue soon (issue fee payment verified)
2006/0120223 – likely to issue soon (issue fee payment verified)
2006/0123034
2006/0147045
2006/0153017
2006/0153021
2006/0153022 – post notice of allowance
2006/0153381
2006/0155786
2006/0155991
2006/0164930
2006/0165384
2006/0287744
2007/0025696
2007/0025697
2007/0025699
2007/0025700
2007/0025706
2007/0041279
2007/0041709
2007/0041710
2007/0041711
2007/0041712
2007/0041713
2007/0071411
2007/0092223
2007/0110400
2007/0116302
2007/0122119
2007/0124329
2007/0127885
2007/0127886 – notice of allowance mailed
2007/0168180
2007/0217305
2007/0277086
2008/0025182
2008/0056676
2008/0056678
2008/0056679
2008/0063369
2008/0192596
2008/0212434
2009/0263106

PCT/WO published Applications and related National Filings (where information available)

Key to Countries: AU – Australia; CN – China; EP – European Patent Office; JP – Japan; KR – Korea; MX – Mexico; RU – Russia

PCT/KR2004/001058 (WO/2004/100156)
AU: 2004237019
CN: 200480012610.8
EP: 2004731779
JP: 2006507837
KR: 1020057021300
MX: PA/a/2005/012043
RU: 2005134021

PCT/KR2004/001057 (WO/2004/100155)
AU: 2004237018
CN: 200480012611.2
EP: 2004731778
JP: 2006507836
KR: 1020057021298
MX: PA/a/2005/012042
RU: 2005134022

PCT/KR2004/001499 (WO/2005/004145)
CN: 200480018832.0
EP: 2004737126
KR: 1020057025188
RU: 2006102853

PCT/KR2004/001593(WO/2005/004146)
CN: 200480018833.5
EP: 2004748368
JP: 2006518533
KR: 1020057024571
RU: 2006102954

PCT/KR2004/001896 (WO/2005/066951)
CN: 200480039874.2
EP: 2004748489
KR: 1020067015904

PCT/KR2004/002600 (WO/2005/076605)
CN: 200480041529.2
KR: 1020067018258

PCT/KR2004/002617 (WO/2005/074393)
CN: 200480041530.5
EP: 2004793479
JP: 2006552034
RU: 2006132381

PCT/KR2004/002935 (WO/2005/074394)
CN: 200480041528.8
EP: 2004800086
JP: 2006552036
KR: 1020067018165
RU: 2006132346

PCT/KR2004/003068 (WO/2005/076276)
CN: 200480041527.3
EP: 2004800129
KR: 1020067018155
RU: 2006132328

PCT/KR2004/003069 (WO/2005/076278)
CN: 200480042284.5
EP: 2004800130
KR: 1020067018154

PCT/KR2004/003070 (WO/2005/076273)
CN: 200480041532.4
EP: 2004800131
KR: 1020067018164
PCT/KR2004/003205 (WO/2005/076601)
CN: 200480041531.X
EP: 2004808336
KR: 1020067018156

PCT/KR2005/000013 (WO/2005/065055)
CN: 200580004568.X
EP: 2005704438
JP: 2006546853;
KR: 1020067015903
RU: 2006128572

PCT/KR2005/000091 (WO/2005/074399)
CN: 200580004498.8
EP: 2005704487
JP: 2006552039
KR: 1020067018162
RU: 2006132342

PCT/KR2005/000092 (WO/2005/074400)
CN: 200580004499.2
EP: 2005704488
JP: 2006552040
KR: 1020067018163
RU: 2006132373

PCT/KR2005/000479 (WO/2005/081643)
CN: 200580005581.7
EP: 2005721869
KR: 1020067019753

PCT/KR2005/000581 (WO/2005/088634)
CN: 200580008726.9
EP: 2005721895
KR: 1020067021430

PCT/KR2005/000635 (WO/2005/084148)
CN: 200580007426.9
EP: 2005721920
KR: 1020067019752
RU: 2006135398

PCT/KR2005/001186 (WO/2005/101988)
CN: 200580013117.2

PCT/KR2005/002696 (WO/2006/019257)
CN: 200580031421.X
EP: 2005776124
KR: 1020077003459

PCT/KR2005/002698 (WO/2006/019259)
CN: 200580032007.0
EP: 2005776011
KR: 1020077003553
RU: 2007109793

PCT/KR2005/002700 (WO/2006/019261)
KR: 1020077003554

PCT/KR2005/002704 (WO/2006/019264)
CN: 200580031490.0
EP: 2005776016
KR: 1020077003557

PCT/KR05/03017 (WO 2006/031048)
CN: 200580030610.5
EP: 2005786904
RU: 2007107814

PCT/KR2005/003018 (WO/2006/031049)
KR: 1020077003555

PCT/KR2005/003019 (WO/2006/031050)
KR: 1020077003556

PCT/KR2005/003020 (WO/2006/031051)
CN: 200580030565.3
EP: 2005787044
KR: 1020077005405
RU: 2007107813

PCT/KR2005/003022 (WO/2006/031053)
CN: 200580030611.X
EP: 2005787108
JP: 2007531082
KR: 1020077003460

PCT/KR2005/003023 (WO/2006/031054)
CN: 200580030609.2
EP: 2005786908
JP: 2007531083
KR: 1020077005404
RU: 2007107811

PCT/KR2005/003312 (WO/2006/038784)
CN: 200580033984.2
EP: 2005792706
JP: 2007535608
RU: 2007112776

PCT/KR2005/003399 (WO/2006/041257)
CN: 200580034417.9
KR: 1020077008203
PCT/KR2005/003771 (WO/2006/049476)
CN: 200580038235.9
EP: 2005823683
JP: 2007540267
RU: 2007115808

PCT/KR2005/004081 (WO/2006/062311)
CN: 200580038705.1
EP: 2005819060
JP: 2007545361

PCT/KR2005/004102 (WO/2006/059887)
CN: 200580041332.3
EP: 2005819082
JP: 2007544271
RU: 2007125131

PCT/KR2005/004103 (WO/2006/059888)
CN: 200580038031.5
EP: 2005819111
JP: 2007544272
RU: 2007115810

PCT/KR2005/004145 (WO/2006/065033)
AU: 2005317447
CN: 200580042693.X
EP: 2005823503
JP: 2007546553
MX: MX/a/2007/007054

PCT/KR2005/004146 (WO/2006/065034)
EP: 2005823731
JP: 2007546554

PCT/KR2005/004647 (WO/2006/073246)
CN: 200580046003.8
EP: 2005823853
JP: 2007550280

PCT/KR2005/004648 (WO/2006/073247)
CN: 200580046001.9
EP: 2005826398
JP: 2007550281
RU: 2007130084

PCT/KR2006/000001 (WO/2006/073250)
CN: 200680001994.2
EP: 2006700326
JP: 2007550283

PCT/KR2006/000002 (WO/2006/073251)
CN: 200680001835.2
EP: 2006700327
JP: 2007550284
RU: 2007130079

PCT/KR2006/000003(WO/2006/073252)
CN: 200680001843.7
EP: 2006700231
JP: 2007550285

PCT/KR2006/000019 (WO/2006/073259)
CN: 200680001941.0
EP: 2006700339
KR: 2007550286
RU: 2007130555

PCT/KR2006/000020 (WO/2006/073260)
CN: 200680001841.8
EP: 2006700340
JP: 2007550287
RU: 2007130078

PCT/KR2006/000176 (WO/2006/078111)
CN: 200680002682.3
EP: 2006701170
JP: 2007552055
RU: 2007131684

PCT/KR2006/002194 (WO/2006/135165)
CN: 200680021840.X
EP: 2006747498
JP: 2008516742

PCT/KR2006/002939 (WO/2007/013764)
CN: 200680035011.7
RU: 2008107754

PCT/KR2006/002961 (WO/2007/013769)
CN: 200680034230.3
EP: 2006769306
JP: 2008523798
RU: 2008107752

PCT/KR2006/002976 (WO/2007/013777)
CN: 200680034329.3

PCT/KR2006/002979 (WO/2007/013778)
CN: 200680034821.0

PCT/KR2006/002980 (WO/2007/013779)
EP: 2006769315
JP: 2008523803
RU: 2008107755

PCT/KR2006/003273 (WO/2007/024075)
EP: 2006769352
JP: 2008527839
RU: 2008110921

PCT/KR2006/003276 (WO/2007/024076)
EP: 2006769353
JP: 2008527840
RU: 2008110922

PCT/KR2006/003277 (WO/2007/024077)
EP: 2006769354
JP: 2008527841
RU: 2008110923

PCT/KR2006/003279 (WO/2007/024078)
EP: 2006769355
JP: 2008527842
RU: 2008110924

PCT/KR2006/004704 (WO/2007/058444)
EP: 2006812537
JP: 2008541071
RU: 2008124171

PCT/KR2006/004830 (WO/2007/058486)
EP: 2006812627
RU: 2008124165

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10-2004-0079447 (pub number: 1020060030608)
10-2005-0032720 (pub number: 1020060047266)
10-2005-0042545 (pub number: 1020060081647)
10-2005-0042546 (pub number: 1020060046120)
10-2005-0047141 (pub number: 1020060063597)
10-2005-0049467 (pub number: 1020060063601)
10-2005-0049468 (pub number: 1020060063602)
10-2005-0049470 (pub number: 1020060081323)
10-2005-0089966 (pub number: 1020060065476)
10-2005-0096450 (pub number: 1020060081330)
10-2005-0101231 (pub number: 1020060081331)
10-2005-0105753 (pub number: 1020060066626)
10-2005-0105754 (pub number: 1020060066627)
10-2005-0109677 (pub number: 1020060081333)
10-2005-0118681 (pub number: 1020060081338)
10-2006-0023114 (pub number: 1020060131610)
10-2006-0034477 (pub number: 1020070022580)
10-2006-0034637 (pub number: 1020070014946)
10-2006-0035036 (pub number: 1020070014947)
10-2006-0070202 (pub number: 1020070052650)
10-2005-0016860 (pub number: 1020060043284)
10-2005-0113647 (pub number: 1020060081336)
10-2005-0118682 (pub number: 1020060081339)
10-2006-0035235 (pub number: 1020070052643)
10-2005-0033483 (pub number: 1020060047400)
10-2005-0028176 (pub number: 1020060085151)
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