DVB-C2 Patent Pool Makes Progress
Sisvel announced at IBC2012 that it has been coordinating meetings among owners of patents essential to the DVB-C2 standard for the purpose of creating a patent pool to offer licenses under their combined portfolio of patents to make DVB-C2 technology accessible to all users on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions.
The companies participating in Sisvel’s effort are: DTVG Licensing, France Telecom, TDF, LG Electronics, and Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI).
Sisvel is pleased to report that the patent owners have already agreed on the following principles for the structure of a DVB-C2 patent pool:
- No use fee for DVB-C2 transmissions.
- A royalty rate not exceeding 1 Euro per standard DVB-C2 receiver.
The facilitation process remains open to other companies holding patents believed to be essential for the DVB-C2 standard, as defined by the standard documents ETSI EN 302 769. Candidate patents must be reviewed for essentiality by an independent evaluator.