Unedited press release follows:
Millenniata Inc. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2014 — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that Millenniata Inc. of American Fork, Utah, makers of the M-Disc, has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ product licensing program as a licensee. Millenniata signed the Registration Agreement for BD-R and/or BD-RE Disc which grants the company access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors.
“Millenniata manufactures and markets the M-Disc Blu-ray archival disc, a leading example of optical archival technology, and is a welcomed addition to the One-Blue licensing program,” said William Lenihan, Director of IP Licensing of One-Blue.
Paul Brockbank, CEO of Millenniata, said, “We are pleased to have signed with One-Blue as a licensee. This enhances our ability to work with our many industry partners to make M-Disc Permanent Data Storage part of the every-day experience for consumers and businesses that need to inexpensively preserve their digital existence.”
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 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 fifteen 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.
Millenniata has transformed data storage with its M-Disc archival optical media that enables digital content, documents, and the digital fabric of life to be “written once and read forever.” The extensive partner relationships Millenniata has established that includes the top PC OEMs, top consumer electronics companies, optical disc drive manufacturers, and manufacturing partners such as MKM and Ritek make M-Disc available worldwide. Millenniata’s products impact people’s lives and businesses. For example, M-Disc has been used by both private and public entities to convert their special memories of photos, audio stories, and videos onto the M-Disc to save for future generations. M-Disc optical media comes in 4.7 GB DVD and 25 GB Blu-ray formats. 50 GB BD-R and 100 GB BDXL formatted products will be available by the end of January, 2015. For more information, please visit www.mdisc.com.