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One-Blue Welcomes HP to Blu-ray Patent Pool

One-Blue, LLC announced that Hewlett-Packard (HP) has joined its Blu-ray Disc (BD) patent licensing program as a licensor.

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.

For more information visit: www.one-blue.com


Unedited press release follows:

One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ Products to Include HP

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2011 — One-Blue today announced that Hewlett-Packard (HP), the world’s largest technology company, has joined the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensor. HP has been a major contributor to the development of the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and joins current licensors Cyberlink, Hitachi, Panasonic, Philips and Sony.

“We are very pleased that HP has joined our licensing program as a licensor. HP has made significant contributions to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and therefore adds valuable essential patents to the program. We hope that this important step also encourages other industry leaders to follow and join our program,” says Roel Kramer, CEO of One-Blue.

“HP has helped to invent and develop the Blu-ray Disc™ format and currently ships many versions of Blu-ray Disc™ enabled notebooks and desktop PCs,” said Clifford Loeb, managing director, Standards Licensing, HP. “By joining the One-Blue patent pool, we show our commitment and belief that this program is beneficial for licensors, licensees and our end-users.”

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. One-Blue is an innovative patent pool that levels the playing field, reduces costs, and fosters fair use of the patent system in the entire optical disc sector.

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. 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.

More information about the One-Blue licensing program and related royalty rates can be found on www.one-blue.com.

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.

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