Via Welcomes New Companies Into Its Global Industry-Leading Patent Pool
SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2018 — Via Licensing Corporation today announced that TNO and Innovative Sonic have joined an extensive group of companies as the newest licensors in Via’s W-CDMA patent licensing program. Via’s W-CDMA program offers the industry the rights to use patents essential to 3G cellular technology in a cost-effective, efficient and transparent manner.
TNO is a research organization based in the Netherlands. The company’s mission is to connect people and knowledge for creating innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society. Driven by its mission, TNO continually looks for opportunities to make available its innovations and intellectual property to the industry.
Innovative Sonic, based in Taiwan, is a recognized leader in the cellular technology industry with a significant portfolio of patents essential to the 3G and 4G standards. After joining Via’s LTE patent pool in April 2018, the company has now joined Via’s W-CDMA pool.
“We are delighted that both TNO and Innovative Sonic have joined the W-CDMA program, allowing us to include their standard-essential patents as part of our license offering,” said Via President Joe Siino. “The contributions made by each of these companies add to the momentum and strength of Via’s W-CDMA patent pool.”
Other companies offering their W-CDMA essential patents through Via’s licensing program include AT&T, Fujitsu Limited, KDDI Corporation, Koninklijke KPN, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NEC Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Sharp Corporation, Siemens AG, SK Telecom, Technology In Ariscale and Toshiba.
Devices incorporating W-CDMA technology include smartphones, tablets, automobiles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Parties manufacturing or selling W-CDMA devices or components and other implementers of the W-CDMA standard should visit https://www.via-corp.com/us/en/licensing/w-cdma/overview.html or contact Via at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a patent license agreement or to obtain more information about the program.
About Via Licensing Corporation
Via Licensing Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., a company with more than 50 years of experience in innovation and technology licensing. Via is dedicated to the development and administration of licensing programs for mandated, de facto, and emergingvia-corp.com.