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BUFFALO INC. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
NEW YORK, June 15, 2015 — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that BUFFALO INC. of Nagoya, Japan has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ product licensing program as a licensee. BUFFALO signed the License Agreement for Manufacturer of Aftermarket BD Drive Bundled with BD-PC Software which grants BUFFALO access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors.
“BUFFALO is an important and welcomed addition to the One-Blue licensing program,” said Shigeru Komatsu, Senior Director of IP Licensing of One-Blue.
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.
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, should contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/.
One-Blue, LLC, is the one-stop shop for patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors, including Columbia Technology Ventures, CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. Ltd., JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha. These sixteen Licensors have made available more than ten thousand issued Blu-ray Disc™ product patents worldwide that are essential to implementing the Blu-ray, DVD, and CD standards. One-Blue offers licenses for these patents for various Blu-ray Disc™ products including players, recorders, playback drives, recorder drives, software, PCs, pre-recorded discs, and recordable discs. One-Blue aims at creating a level playing field and its patent pool is built upon industry best practices with attractive royalties, low transaction costs and a streamlined patent licensing process.