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One-Blue Launches Blu-ray Patent Licensing Program

One-Blue, LLC announced that it has officially launched its patent licensing program for Blu-ray Disc (BD) products.

As a matter of background, One-Blue is a patent pool formed by several developers of Blu-ray, DVD and CD technology including Cyberlink, Hitachi, Philips, Panasonic and Sony.

Royalty Rates

Product Royalty Rate (USD)
BD Player/Recorder
BD Player $ 9.00
BD Recorder $ 12.00
BD Drives
BD Playback Drive $ 7.00
BD Combo Drive $ 8.00
BD Recorder Drive $ 9.00
BD Software
BD Playback Software $ 2.00
BD Playback Software (plug-in) $ 1.60
BD Combo Software $ 2.50
BD Recorder Software $ 3.00
BD Recorder Software (plug-in) $ 2.40
BD Recording Only Software $ 2.00
BD Recording Only Software (plug-in) $ 1.60
Pre-installed software in a PC
BD Playback Software $ 1.25
BD Combo Software $ 1.50
BD Recorder Software $ 1.75
BD Recording Only Software $ 1.25
Pre-recorded Discs
BD-ROM Movie Disc $ 0.0975
BD-ROM Data Disc $ 0.0725
Recordable Discs
BD-R Disc $ 0.1075
BD-RE Disc $ 0.1350
BDXL-R Disc $ 0.13
BDXL-RE Disc $ 0.16

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Unedited press release follows:

One-Blue Launches Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc Products

(New York, USA – August 3, 2011) One-Blue, LLC announced it has officially launched its licensing program for Blu-ray Disc™ products.

One-Blue, an independent licensing company, has been established for the purpose of administering a licensing program for patents essential to Blu-ray Disc™ products. For hardware and software products, the license covers Blu-ray Disc™, DVD and CD essential patents; for disc products, the license covers Blu-ray Disc™ essential patents.

With the creation of One-Blue, the participating companies have founded an innovative patent pool for Blu-ray Disc™ products that levels the playing field, reduces costs, and fosters fair use of the patent system in the entire optical disc sector.

An important goal of the One-Blue product licensing program is the creation of a level playing field for all participants in the Blu-ray Disc™ product market. To this end the One-Blue licensing program will introduce a per-batch licensing system for high volume Blu-ray Disc™ products  and labels to be put  on the outer boxes of Blu-ray Disc™ products, which will enable retailers and other players in the value chain to determine readily which products are licensed under this program.  One-Blue expects that after a short initial period all boxes of relevant Blu-ray Disc ™ products will be provided with labels.

Since issuing its call for Blu-ray Disc™ product patents in October 2009, One-Blue has been working diligently with potential licensors to ensure wide-spread adoption of its licensing program. For the past few months, One-Blue has acquired the necessary regulatory and governmental approvals for the establishment of One-Blue, LLC as the joint licensing agent of its licensors.

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.

More information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates can be found on

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.

For further information, please contact: Ashley Teitelbaum of One-Blue via

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.