San Francisco, United States:
Via Licensing Corporation today announced an “early-adopter” incentive
for initial signing licensees of its LTE (Long-Term Evolution) patent
pool announced earlier this month. Any entity that executes the LTE
patent license with Via by April 12, 2013, will benefit from a waiver of
license fees (and interest) that would have been due for products sold
prior to October 15, 2012, implementing the LTE standard.
“Our early-adopter incentive provides great value to licensees that have
already been delivering LTE products to the market,” said John Ehler,
Director of Wireless Programs, Via Licensing. “This limited-time
incentive offers a significant cost savings for companies that need
access to the broad coverage of LTE essential patents provided through
Full details of the incentive and the complete terms of the license
agreement can be obtained directly from Via Licensing. Parties
manufacturing or selling LTE devices or components and other
implementers of the LTE standard should contact Via by visiting http://vialicensing.com/lte/index.aspx
or by sending an email message to email@example.com
to obtain more information about the LTE patent pool and to request an
LTE Patent License Agreement.
AT&T, Clearwire Corporation, Deutsche Telekom AG, DTVG Licensing, HP,
KDDI Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefnica,
and ZTE Corporation are the initial companies that have agreed to offer
their essential LTE patents through Via Licensing’s patent pool. Via’s
LTE patent pool provides convenient access to the LTE essential IP of
the participating companies in a single, cost-effective transaction.
Participation as a licensor in the LTE licensing program is open to all
owners of LTE essential patents. Any party that believes they hold a
patent essential to the LTE standard is encouraged to submit the patent
for evaluation and, once qualified, to offer their essential patents
through the LTE patent pool.
About Via Licensing Corporation
Via Licensing Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dolby
Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: DLB), a company with more than 40 years of
experience in technology licensing.
Via Licensing is dedicated to the development and administration of
licensing programs for mandated, defacto, and emerging standards on
behalf of innovative technology companies in the audio, broadcast,
wireless, and automotive markets. For more information about Via
Licensing Corporation, please visit vialicensing.com.
Via Licensing Corporation
Sean Durkin, +1 415-645-5176
Jay Nichols, +1 408-772-1551