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Toshiba Seeks to Collect Unpaid DVD Royalties

The DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) announced that its authorized licensor, Toshiba, has filed demands for arbitration to collect royalties due under DVD6C patent licenses with Coby Electronics Co., Ltd. (Coby) (China), Quantum Optical Laboratories S.A.S. (QOL) (France), and Tonic Digital Products Limited (Tonic) (Hong Kong).

According to the statement, these arbitrations are part of a global initiative by the DVD6C Licensing Group to collect unpaid royalties. These three new arbitrations bring the total number of arbitrations filed by Toshiba this year to seven.

As a matter of background, the DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) is a patent pool formed by nine developers of DVD technology including Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo Electric, Sharp, Toshiba, JVC, Time Warner.

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