Dolby Joins Via's LTE Patent Pool

Technology innovator joins growing roster of leading companies promoting LTE adoption with Via’s patent pool

SAN FRANCISCO, February 8, 2017 – Via Licensing Corporation today announced that Dolby has joined the impressive roster of global companies participating in Via’s industry-leading LTE (Long Term Evolution) patent pool, which provides a fair, transparent and cost-effective license to all essential LTE and LTE-Advanced patents from Via’s LTE licensors. The announcement comes on the heels of MediaTek joining this LTE patent pool last month.

“We are pleased to welcome Dolby as a new licensor in our LTE pool,” said Joe Siino, President of Via. “Dolby is a respected innovator, with a long history of supporting patent pools that offer fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory licenses.”

Products and services that use LTE technologies include smartphones, tablet and laptop computers, voice and data services, automobiles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). LTE technology is the next generation of wireless connectivity technologies that is being deployed.

Other participants offering a worldwide license to their essential patents through Via’s LTE Patent Pool include AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, DTVG Licensing, Google, HP, KDDI Corporation, MediaTek, Newracom, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and ZTE Corporation.

About Via Licensing Corporation

Via Licensing Corporation is a global intellectual property solutions provider dedicated to enabling innovation in partnership with technology companies, entertainment companies and universities around the world. Via develops and manages licensing programs on behalf of highly innovative companies in markets such as audio, wireless, broadcast, and automotive. Via is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., a company with more than 50 years of experience in innovation and technology licensing. For more information about Via, please visit


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