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One-Blue Blu-ray Patent Pool Celebrates First Anniversary

One-Blue, LLC announced that it is celebrating the first anniversary of its Blu-ray Disc (BD) patent licensing program.

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


Unedited press release follows:

One-Blue Celebrates Successful First Year of Worldwide Blu-ray Disc Patent Pool

NEW YORK, June 28, 2012 — One-Blue, LLC, will mark the first anniversary of its Blu-ray Disc (BD) product licensing program July 1, 2012, having achieved significant progress establishing a patent pool that promotes a level playing field for licensors and licensees of Blu-ray Disc product patents. Since launching the program 12 months ago, the One-Blue global patent pool has signed on 15 licensors representing the leading providers of Blu-ray, DVD and CD optical storage technology. To date, 88 manufactures are listed as licensed by One-Blue from more than 15 countries.

“One-Blue was created using industry best practices that are designed to ensure equitable terms, fair pricing and the consistent protection of Blu-ray patents for all participants – licensors and licensees – wherever they are located,” said Roel Kramer, CEO of One-Blue.  “As the one-stop shop for Blu-ray disc product patents, One-Blue provides essential patent licenses for the overwhelming majority of Blu-ray optical product IP.”

Companies that have joined the One-Blue patent pool as licensors are Cyberlink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha. The widespread support the patent pool has received represents yet another milestone in the evolution of the Blu-ray Disc industry and a validation of One-Blue’s innovative approach to patent pooling, which includes per-batch licensing, pre-netting, and product based royalties.

One-Blue Licensees to date include:

Product
•    BD Drives: Playback, Recorder, Combination

Licensee
•    Koninklijke Philips Electronics
•    Lite-On IT Corporation
•    Lite-On Opto Technology Guang Zhou
•    Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions Corporation
•    Sony Corporation
•    Sony EMCS Corporation Kisarazu Tec
•    Sony Optiarc Inc.
•    Sony Supply Chain Solutions

Product
•    BD Player/Recorder:

Licensee

•    Action Asia (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
•    Chenzhou Hualu Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
•    D&M Holdings Inc.
•    Dalian Golden Hualu Digital Technology Co., Ltd.
•    Dongguan Contel Electronics Co., Ltd.
•    Eastech Electronics (HK) Limited
•    Eastern Asia Technology Limited
•    Eastwin Electronics Technology (Hui Yang) Co., Ltd.
•    Fabrica Austral de Productos Electricos Sociedad Anonima (FAPESA S.A.)
•    Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd.
•    Guangzhou Panyu Juda Car Audio Equipment Co., Ltd.
•    Huizhou Desay A&V Science and Technology Co., Ltd.
•    JVC KENWOOD Corporation
•    Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
•    LG Electronics Huizhou Co. (C Factory)
•    LG Electronics Inc. (Seoul)
•    Philips do Brasil Ltda.
•    Philips Electronics Hong Kong Limited
•    Pioneer Corporation
•    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
•    Sharp Corporation
•    Shenzhen Maxmade Technology Co., Ltd.
•    Shenzhen Sea Star Technology Co., Ltd.
•    Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
•    Sony Corporation
•    Sony EMCS Corporation Kisarazu Tec
•    Sony Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
•    TCL Technoly Electronics (Hui Zhou) Co., Ltd.
•    Yamaha Corporation

Product
•    BD ROM Movie/Data Disks:

Licensee
•    BlueStar Digital Technologies, Inc.
•    DVD Norden A/S
•    JVC KENWOOD Corporation
•    Sony Corporation
•    Toyo Recording Co., Ltd.
•    Victor Creative Media Co., Ltd.

Product
•    BD-R, BD-RE, BDXL-R, BDXL-RE

Licensee
•    Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation Tagajo Plant
•    Sony Corporation
•    Sony Corporation (Storage Media)

Product
•    BD Software: Recorder, Playback, Combination, Recording-only

Licensee
•    Cyberlink Corporation
•    Kaleidescape, Inc.
•    Panasonic Corporation
•    Sony Corporation
•    Sony EMCS Corporation Nagano Technology Site

Product
•    PC with BD Drive:
- Playback Software
- Combination Software
- Recorder Software
- Recording Only Software

Licensee
•    Dell Global B.V. (Singapore Branch)
•    Epson Direct Corporation
•    Fujitsu Limited
•    Hewlett-Packard Company
•    HP Chongqing
•    HP India Sales Pvt. Ltd.
•    HP Shanghai
•    Panasonic Corporation
•    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
•    Sony Corporation
•    Sony EMCS Corporation Nagano Technology Site

For more information, contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/.

About One-Blue
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.

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