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U-Tech Media Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc
NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 — One-Blue, LLC, today announced that U-Tech Media Corporation has joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) product licensing program as a licensee. U-Tech Media signed a BD-ROM Movie Disc and/or Data Disc License Agreement that grants the company 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.
Located in Taiwan, U-Tech Media is dedicated to the research, development and manufacture of pre-recorded optical discs, including CD, DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc™.
“U-Tech Media is an innovator in the pre-recorded optical disc field, and we’re pleased to welcome them to the One-Blue BD licensing program,” said William Lenihan, Director of IP Licensing of One-Blue. “This License Agreement continues our momentum as the one-stop shop and independent licensing pool for BD hardware, software and pre-recorded media.”
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. Representing 15 licensors from among the world’s global consumer electronics manufacturers, One-Blue operates a pool of more than 10,000 essential BD patents and to date has executed 72 Registration and/or License Agreements.
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, should contact One-Blue, LLC at http://www.one-blue.com/.
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.