Sisvel to Create Patent Pool for DVB-C2

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 
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STUTTGART — Sisvel announced today that a group of leading patent owners have asked Sisvel to act as the facilitator for the creation of a DVB-C2 joint patent licensing program, or patent pool. Accordingly, Sisvel issues a call for patents and patent applications essential to the DVB-C2 Standard.

A joint licensing program will offer convenient access to DVB-C2 technology to all users on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions. Sisvel invites all parties holding a patent or a patent application that they believe to be essential to the DVB-C2 standard to submit it for an evaluation of essentiality by Sisvel’s designated independent patent evaluator.

Holders of patents or patent applications deemed to be essential will be invited to participate in the formation of the licensing program (subject to certain terms and conditions). The formation process will begin with a meeting in Barcelona on February 16, 2011. To complete patent evaluations in time for this meeting, applications are requested to be filed as soon as possible and no later than December 15, 2010. Detailed information on patent submission procedures can be obtained from Sisvel by sending an email to the following address: [email protected]

Sisvel’s selection as facilitator of a DVB-C2 patent pool follows its recent launch of the DVB-T2 joint patent licensing program. In issuing the call for patents, Giustino de Sanctis, Managing Director of Sisvel Germany, GmbH, noted: “Sisvel is delighted to start work on a DVB-C2 pool to provide greater certainty and predictability around licensing terms and conditions. DVB-C2 technology represents an important step forward in digital cable television and promises to be great complement to the DVB family of standards for broadcasting.” He added, “Sisvel is delighted to continue creating joint licensing programs that promote faster adoption of DVB standards.”