SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Via Licensing Corporation today announced that existing licensors in Via’s industry leading LTE (Long Term Evolution) patent pool have renewed their commitment for an additional five-year term starting September 2017, signaling positive momentum to the industry. Companies offering their LTE essential patents through Via’s patent pool include AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Dolby, Google, HP, KDDI Corporation, MediaTek, NTT DOCOMO, Newracom, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, and Telefónica.
“We are delighted with our licensors’ continued commitment to Via’s LTE pool and to Via’s fair and transparent pricing model for LTE licenses,” said Joe Siino, President of Via Licensing. “The efficiency of our reasonable license terms and pricing transparency is demonstrated by the growing numbers of licensors and licensees in our LTE pool.”
Since December 2016, Via has added two new licensors, Dolby and Mediatek, along with a dozen new licensees to the LTE pool. For manufacturers seeking to use LTE technology in their product offerings, Via’s pool provides a streamlined and cost-effective license to essential LTE and LTE-Advanced patents held by top industry innovators.
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 worldwide.
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 via-corp.com.