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Macgo International Limited Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2012 — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that Macgo International Limited has joined the One-Blue Blu-Ray Disc™ (BD) product licensing program as a licensee, having signed a BD Software Manufacturer License Agreement. Macgo, a manufacturer of BD player computer software located in Hong Kong, will now have access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors, including CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.
“One-Blue is pleased to announce that Macgo has joined the One-Blue licensing program as a licensee and is now able to utilize essential patents via our patent pool,” said William Lenihan, Director of IP Licensing. “Macgo serves as an important addition towards strengthening the One-Blue program.”
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’s innovative approach to patent pooling includes per-batch licensing, pre-netting, and product-based royalties. To date, 93 manufactures are listed as licensed by One-Blue from more than 15 countries.
Any company interested in obtaining licenses for one or more Blu-ray Disc™ products under the One-Blue product licensing program, or for more information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates, contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/. 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.
As the one-stop shop representing the Blu-ray Disc™ industry’s leading technology providers, One-Blue, LLC provides patent licenses from the leading Blu-ray, DVD and CD product IP holders. One-Blue creates a level playing field by guaranteeing strong patent enforcement for licensees and licensors and ensure competitive parity for all Blu-ray Disc™ providers. One-Blue’s patent pool is built upon industry best practices to help all parties lower royalties, transaction costs and streamline the patent licensing process.