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