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.
|Product||Royalty Rate (USD)|
|BD Player||$ 9.00|
|BD Recorder||$ 12.00|
|BD Playback Drive||$ 7.00|
|BD Combo Drive||$ 8.00|
|BD Recorder Drive||$ 9.00|
|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|
|BD-ROM Movie Disc||$ 0.0975|
|BD-ROM Data Disc||$ 0.0725|
|BD-R Disc||$ 0.1075|
|BD-RE Disc||$ 0.1350|
|BDXL-R Disc||$ 0.13|
|BDXL-RE Disc||$ 0.16|
For more information visit: www.one-blue.com
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 www.one-blue.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.