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One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ Brings Patent Infringement Action Against Imation Corporation

NEW YORK, May 28, 2013 — One-Blue, LLC, the one-stop shop for patent licenses from the leading providers of Blu-ray Disc™ technology, today announced that One-Blue and certain One-Blue patent owners have filed suit against Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN) for infringing patents essential to manufacture Blu-ray Disc™ products.

The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, asserts that Imation Corp., a seller of Blu-ray Disc™ products under the Imation, TDK and Memorex brands, has infringed six (6) U.S. patents: 7,290,272; 7,389,520; 7,292,509; 7,123,567; 7,349,309; and 7,158,472. These patents are included in the portfolio offered for license by the One-Blue licensing program.

“The One-Blue patent pool provides companies with a fair and cost effective mechanism for obtaining Blu-ray Disc™ product licenses,” said Mr. William J. Lenihan, Director IP Licensing, One-Blue. “We filed this patent infringement suit in order to maintain a level playing field for the members of the One-Blue patent pool—licensors and licensees alike who manufacture and sell Blu-ray Disc™ products.  We have a duty to ensure that all companies selling Blu-ray Disc™ products honor the essential patents in the One-Blue pool.”

About One-Blue

One-Blue, LLC, is the one-stop shop for patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors, including CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Consumer Electronics, JVC Kenwood, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha. These fifteen Licensors have made available more than ten thousand issued Blu-ray Disc™ product patents worldwide that are essential to implementing the Blu-ray, DVD, and CD standards. One-Blue offers licenses for these patents for various Blu-ray Disc™  products including players, recorders, playback drives, recorder drives, software, PCs, pre-recorded discs, and recordable discs. One-Blue aims at creating a level playing field and thereby promotes competitive parity for all One-Blue licensees. One-Blue’s patent pool is built upon industry best practices with attractive royalties, low transaction costs and a streamlined patent licensing process.

For more information regarding this announcement, please contact:

Mr. William J. Lenihan
Director, IP Licensing
One-Blue, LLC
555 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 223-4685

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