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Sharp Joins One-Blue Blu-ray Patent Pool

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

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


Unedited press release follows:

Sharp Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2012 — One-Blue today announced that Sharp Corporation (Sharp) has joined the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensor. Sharp brings important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and joins current licensors Cyberlink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.

“We are pleased to announce that Sharp has joined our licensing program as a licensor and is now making available their essential patents via the One-Blue program. Sharp has made major contributions to the development of the Blu-ray Disc™ standard and becomes an important addition to our pool,” says Roel Kramer, CEO 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. 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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