Sipro Lab Telecom becomes the New Licensing Administrator of the W-CDMA Patent Pool

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 Telecom.

"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.

Nathalie Beaudoin
Director of Licensing
Sipro Lab Telecom Inc.

750 Lucerne Road, Suite 200
Montreal, Quebec

Phone: +1-514-737-5874
Fax: +1-514-737-2327


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