Unedited press release follows:
I-O DATA DEVICE, INC. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2015 — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that I-O DATA DEVICE, INC. of Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ product licensing program as a licensee. I-O DATA signed the License Agreement for Manufacturer of Aftermarket BD Drive Bundled with BD-PC Software which grants I-O DATA access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors.
“I-O DATA is a well-known brand in the PC peripheral market in Japan, and a 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., JVCKENWOOD, 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.