DVB fosters licensing program for DVB-S2X patents

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 
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Meeting Of DVB-S2X Patent Holders To Be Held On 25 March in Copenhagen

GENEVA — The DVB Project announces that it is fostering the formation of a licensing program covering patents essential to the DVB’s specification “Second generation framing structure, channel coding and modulation systems for Broadcasting, Interactive Services, News Gathering and other broadband satellite applications; Part 2: DVB-S2 Extensions (DVB-S2X)”.

The initial meeting of holders of DVB-S2X technology is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, 25 March, at 14:00 in the Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel, Ellehammersvej 20, 2770 Copenhagen. The meeting is open to anyone – whether a DVB Member or not – that has a well-founded belief that it holds patents essential to the DVB-S2X specification. The DVB-S2X technical specification was finalized and approved by the DVB Steering Board in March 2014 for formal standardization by ETSI.
For the agenda of the meeting and further information, contact the DVB’s Legal Director, Carter Eltzroth ([email protected]).

As part of its policy governing the licensing of patents essential to its specifications, DVB fosters the formation of voluntary licensing programs (pools). It is expected that the patent holders will promptly select a commercial facilitator to take forward the pooling effort. Participation in any licensing program that develops from this process will be voluntary and non-exclusive. This encouragement of patent pools, and DVB’s policy on intellectual property rights, are described on the DVB website