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TAIYO YUDEN Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ Products
NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2012 — One-Blue today announced that TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD. (TAIYO YUDEN), a leading producer of recordable media and information technology, has joined the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensor. TAIYO YUDEN has contributed to the development of Blu-ray Disc™ products technologies and joins current licensors Cyberlink, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Yamaha.
“One-Blue is proud to announce that TAIYO YUDEN joins our licensing program as the thirteenth licensor. TAIYO YUDEN has been very closely involved in the research and development of Blu-ray Disc™ products technologies and adds valuable essential patents to the program,” says Roel Kramer, CEO of One-Blue.
“TAIYO YUDEN is pleased and proud to join the One-Blue product licensing program as a licensor, in consequence of our experience of the optical disk technologies over many years,” said Iwao Fujikawa, General Manager of Intellectual Property Dept. of TAIYO YUDEN.
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.