NEW YORK –
Sharp has joined the One-Blue product
licensing patent pool as a key licensor.
Sharp was said to be bringing important patents essential
to the Blu-ray Disc standard and will join licensors
Cyberlink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi,
JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer,
Philips, Samsung, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha.
One-Blue administers the licensing program for
patents essential to Blu-ray Disc products and is the
joint licensing agent of its licensors.
The product license covers Blu-ray Disc, DVD and
CD essential patents; for disc products, the product
license covers Blu-ray Disc essential patents.
The One-Blue patent pool is said to reduce costs
while fostering fair use of the patent system.
Any holder of patents to optical formats used in Bluray
Disc products is invited to submit patents for evaluation
and join the licensing program as a new licensor.
Companies interested in obtaining licenses for
Blu-ray Disc products under the the One-Blue program
can contact One-Blue at