Montreal (ots/PRNewswire) - 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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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CONTACT: Contact: Nathalie Beaudoin, Director of Licensing, Sipro
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