DVB Hosts Patent Declaration Meeting in Japan

15th July 2003

The DVB Project will present its current round of patent pooling at a meeting to be held in Tokyo, on Wednesday, 23 July, at 10.00 AM at the offices of

Association of Radio Industries and Businesses
Nittochi Building 14F,
1-4-1, Kasumigaseki
Tokyo 100-0013, Japan

During the meeting, Mr Alan Kasper, the DVB’s patent coordinator, will present the status of his examination of declarations of patents essential to DVB specifications.  He will also discuss the methodology which he is applying in his examination and the schedule for completion of his work.  Carter Eltzroth, Legal Director DVB, will also be present.

The meeting is open to declarants and potential declarants, members of the licensee community and other interested parties.  In addition to his presentation, Mr Kasper will respond to questions.

Further information on the process undertaken by the DVB to foster patent pools can be found at www.dvb.org.  Participants may confirm their attendance by sending an email to eltzroth@dvb.org.

The DVB is grateful to ARIB for providing a venue for this important meeting. 

A map with directions to ARIB can be found at http://www.arib.or.jp/english/html/arib/guidemap.html