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2300 Carillon Point

Kirkland, WA 98033

United States

Phone: 425-278-7100


Pendrell Corporation invests in, acquires, and develops businesses with unique technologies that are protected by intellectual property (IP) rights in the United States. The company’s subsidiaries hold patents that support four IP licensing programs that it owns and manages, including digital media, digital cinema, wireless technologies, and memory and storage technologies. The company’s digital media program is supported by patents and patent applications designed to protect against unauthorized duplication and use of digital content that is transferred from a source to one or more electronic devices. The company’s digital media licensees include manufacturers, distributors and providers of consumer products, including Amazon, Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications, DirecTV, Fujitsu, LG Electronics, Microsoft Corporation, Nokia, Panasonic, Pantech, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Technicolor, S.A., Time Warner and Xerox Corporation. The company’s digital cinema program is supported by patents and patent applications designed to protect against unauthorized creation, duplication and use of digital cinema content that is authored and distributed to movie theaters. Potential digital cinema licensees include distributors and exhibitors of digital content, including motion picture producers, motion picture distributors and equipment vendors. The company’s wireless technologies program is supported by U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications, many of which enable key functionality in cellular and digital wireless devices and infrastructure. These patents and patent applications were developed by major innovators in the wireless space, including Philips, IBM and ETRI, and cover key innovations in the cellular industry and digital wireless arena. Key technologies covered include 3G (such as W-CDMA, HSDPA, HSUPA), 4G (such as LTE, VoLTE), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and NFC technologies. Potential licensees include suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and providers of wireless devices and infrastructure, including manufacturers and distributors of handsets, tablets, laptops, and other connected devices. The company’s memory and storage technologies program is supported by patents and patent applications, the majority of which were acquired from Nokia Corporation in March 2013, of which 81 have been declared by Nokia to be essential to standards that are applicable to memory and storage technologies used in electronic devices. These patents cover embedded memory components and storage subsystems. Potential licensees include flash memory component suppliers, solid state disk manufacturers and device vendors. It commenced discussions with potential licensees in late 2013, and subsequently entered into two license agreements with major technology companies in 2014 and another license with a major technology company in early 2015. History Pendrell Corporation was founded in 1995. It was incorporated in 2000 as New ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited, a Delaware corporation. The company changed its name to Pendrell Corporation in 2011. The company reincorporated from Delaware to Washington in November 2012.


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