Which companies are behind One-Blue? Can all essential patent holders join the One-Blue licensing program as licensor?


After the call for patents made by One-Blue in October 2009, more than 15 essential patent holders have been participating in discussions about the launch of the licensing program.

The current licensors are:

  • ARRIS Enterprises LLC
  • Columbia Technology Ventures
  • Cyberlink Corporation
  • Dell Global B.V.
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • HP Inc.
  • JVCKENWOOD Corporation
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • LG Electronics Inc.
  • Panasonic Corporation
  • Pioneer Corporation
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Sony Corporation
  • Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.
  • Yamaha Corporation

Any holder of patents essential to optical formats used in Blu-ray Disc™ products is invited to join the program as a licensor. Entities who believe they have patents that are essential to the implementation of the Blu-ray Disc™ Standard, DVD Standards and/or CD Standards can submit these to selected patent evaluation law firms.

Licensors who contribute eligible patents on or before December 31, 2011 will receive a more favorable share of past-use royalties collected on their essential patents, subject to program terms and conditions. Interested Licensors should contact One-Blue for detailed documentation regarding the programs.