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Top Media Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2012 — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that Top Media Inc. has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) product licensing program as a licensee, having signed a BD ROM Disc License Agreement. Top Media, a disc replicator based in City of Industry, Calif., will have access to important patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors, including Cyberlink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.
“The addition of Top Media further expands the roster of Blu-ray Disc™ replicators that have signed on to the One-Blue licensing program,” said William Lenihan , Director of IP Licensing of One-Blue. “We’re happy to be able to extend access to essential BD patents to Top Media as a result of this decision to join the One-Blue patent pool.”
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’s innovative approach to patent pooling includes per-batch licensing, pre-netting, and product-based royalties. To date, One-Blue has executed 69 Registration and/or License Agreements representing 93 manufacturers from more than 15 countries.
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, contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/. 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.
As the one-stop shop representing the Blu-ray Disc™ industry’s leading technology providers, One-Blue, LLC provides patent licenses from the leading Blu-ray, DVD and CD product IP holders. One-Blue creates a level playing field by guaranteeing strong patent enforcement for licensees and licensors and ensure competitive parity for all Blu-ray Disc™ providers. One-Blue’s patent pool is built upon industry best practices to help all parties lower royalties, transaction costs and streamline the patent licensing process.