CDMA2000: SISVEL Announces Development of Patent License and Issues Call for Essential Patents



    TURIN, Italy, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - SISVEL announced today that it is acting as
the facilitator for the creation of a joint CDMA2000 patent license and is
issuing a call for patents and other enforceable patent rights that are
essential to the CDMA2000 standard.
    SISVEL invites all parties that have a patent that they consider to be
essential to the CDMA2000 standard, and that would like to join a patent
portfolio license, to submit its patent(s) for an evaluation of essentiality
by independent patent experts retained by SISVEL for possible inclusion in the
joint patent license. Interested parties are invited to request information on
the terms and procedures for patent submissions by sending an email to SISVEL
at the following address: cdma2000@sisvel.com.
    The company's Chief Executive Officer, Gianni Pancot, stated: "SISVEL is
proud to be the facilitator for the creation of a joint CDMA2000 patent
license." He added: "We believe that with its 25 years of experience and a
worldwide presence with operations on three continents, SISVEL is the ideal
partner to make available to the market licenses for patents essential to this
technology. Evaluation of the essentiality to the CDMA2000 standard of patents
submitted by various parties continues and we hope that more parties will join
in order to allow users of such patents to capture as much essential
intellectual property as possible in a single license."
    SISVEL has discussed with parties holding essential CDMA2000 patents to
advance the process of structuring a joint license to make essential CDMA2000
patents easily accessible to all users on fair, reasonable, and
non-discriminatory terms. Several meetings will be held in the coming months
to reach consensus on licensing terms with the objective of reaching an
agreement by the beginning of 2008, and upon successful evaluation, all
parties holding essential patents will be invited to join the process.

    About CDMA2000

    CDMA2000 represents a family of ITU-approved, IMT-2000 (3G) standards and
includes CDMA2000 1X, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and UMB (Ultra Mobile Broadband)
technologies. They deliver increased network capacity to meet growing demand
for wireless services and high-speed data services. For more information on
CDMA2000 standards, please refer to
http://www.3gpp2.org/Public_html/specs/index.cfm. The approved 3gpp2 output
documents are converted into standards by each of the Project's Organizational
Partners (such as TIA, ARIB, TTA etc).

    About SISVEL S.p.A.

    SISVEL is a patent management company that has become a leader in
promoting innovation and in licensing patents for the past 25 years and is a
recognized world leader in increasing the value of patents. SISVEL enables
users to acquire patent rights necessary for a particular technology standard
from multiple patent holders in a single transaction, providing one-stop
technology platform patent licenses. For more information, please refer to
http://www.sisvel.com.





For further information:

For further information: SISVEL: Paolo D'Amato, +39-011-990-4114, Fax
+39-011-986-3725, cdma2000@sisvel.com; Media Relations contact: Albertto
Leproni, Tel: +39-0-11-990-4114

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