PrimeDisc Marketing and Bestdisc Technology Join the One-Blue Licensing
Program for Blu-ray Disc™
NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012
NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --One-Blue, LLC, today announced that
two optical disc replicators, PrimeDisc Marketing Limited and Bestdisc
Technology Corporation, have joined the One-Blue Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) product
licensing program as licensees. PrimeDisc Marketing and Bestdisc Technology
signed BD ROM Disc License Agreements that grant each 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.
PrimeDisc Marketing, based in Hong Kong, produces CDs and DVDs for branded
computer hardware and software companies, leading publishers and global
entertainment companies. Bestdisc Technology is a manufacturer and global
supplier of optical media recording products located in Taiwan.
"PrimeDisc Marketing and Bestdisc Technology are highly valued licensees and
continue to bolster the network 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. "Our agreements with PrimeDisc and Bestdisc are further
evidence that patent pooling is an effective tool for helping the BD industry
manage its licensing programs."
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™
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 69
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/. 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.
Andrew MacLellan Ashley Teitelbaum
SOURCE One-Blue, LLC
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