MONTREAL, Jan. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Sipro Lab Telecom and the licensors of
the W-CDMA Patent Pool announced today that as of January 1, 2011,
Sipro is the new licensing administrator of the W-CDMA Patent Pool.
With the help of Sipro Lab Telecom, the licensors of the W-CDMA Patent
Pool want to further increase the attractiveness of the W-CDMA Patent
Pool's offering to manufacturers of W-CDMA terminal products and other
patent holders of W-CDMA essential patents.
Sipro Lab Telecom plans to contact all potential holders of W-CDMA
essential patents and manufacturers of W-CDMA terminal products that
have not yet joined the W-CDMA Patent Pool as licensors or
licensees. "We definitely intend to address any issues raised by the
industry in order to enhance the benefits of the W-CDMA Patent Pool.",
says Catharie Béchamp, Vice-President Licensing at Sipro Lab Telecom.
The W-CDMA Patent Pool has already successfully attracted twelve (12)
licensors to its program. Sipro wants to attract more licensors so that
royalties payable to the numerous holders of W-CDMA essential patents
can be pooled under one joint license agreement, and thus bring more
certainty to the market as to the cumulative royalty rate payable for
W-CDMA terminal products. "By adding even more licensors to the
program, we will increase the predictability around licensing terms and
conditions in the telecommunications industry. To achieve this goal,
the licensing program strives to meet the expectations of potential
licensors", adds Ms. Nathalie Beaudoin, Licensing Director at Sipro Lab
"The licensors of the W-CDMA Patent Pool are confident that the W-CDMA
Patent Pool has reached a epochal point in its development. We will
work diligently to enhance the appeal of the program to both licensors
and licensees to ensure its success", concludes Ms. Béchamp.
About the W-CDMA Patent Pool
The W-CDMA Patent Pool includes France Telecom, Fujitsu, KPN, Mitsubishi
Electric, NEC, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, NTT DOCOMO, Panasonic,
Sharp, Siemens, SK Telecom and Toshiba.
About Sipro Lab Telecom
Sipro Lab Telecom is a patent pool administrator and licensing agent for
the W-CDMA, G.729, G.723.1, G.729.1 and G.711.1 patent pools, with
nearly two decades of experience in patent pool creation and management
for standardized telecommunications technologies. Sipro's hallmarks are
solid business ethics in managing multiple patent pools, extensive
knowledge of the telecommunications market and dedication to service
excellence and commitment to customer satisfaction.
Sipro actively contributes to the spread of technologies through its
proactive approach and first-class services to partners and customers.
Sipro is a privately owned Canadian corporation created in 1994 and
based in Montreal, Quebec.
SOURCE Sipro Lab Telecom Inc.
For further information:
All enquiries should be made via the Licensing Administrator.
Director of Licensing
Sipro Lab Telecom Inc.
750 Lucerne Road, Suite 200
H3R 2H6 CANADA