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ONE-BLUE REDUCES ROYALTY RATES BY 20%

New York, NY, USA – February 27, 2017.  One-Blue, LLC today announced that it will reduce most of its royalty rates by 20% as of April 1, 2017. One-Blue is the company offering a one-stop-shop solution for licensing patents from 17 leading licensors essential to Blu-ray Disc (BD) products. Because BD products are backwards compatible, the One-Blue license programs for BD products include patents that are essential to any of the optical standards, namely the BD, DVD and CD standards.  With this significant royalty reduction, One-Blue responds pro-actively to the current and continuing expiration of patents relating to the DVD standards. The 20% reduction of royalty rates will cover the One-Blue license programs for the majority of BD products, including players, recorders, drives, PCs and software. The One-Blue royalty rate for a BD player, for example, will decrease from US $ 9 to US $ 7.20 and the royalty rate for a BD recorder from US $ 12 to US $ 9.60 for shipments of licensed products occurring on or after April 1, 2017.

One-Blue is confident that the new standard royalty rates and favorable license terms continue to provide manufacturers and brand-owners of BD products with exceptional value for the scope and breadth of the One-Blue patent portfolio.

One-Blue is currently working to establish a licensing program for Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc (UHD-BD) products, which is expected to be announced in the coming months.

For further information regarding the One-Blue licensing program, including a complete list of the One-Blue royalty rates, please visit the One-Blue website  at www.one-blue.com.

About One-Blue

One-Blue, LLC, is the one-stop shop for patents essential to the Blu-ray Disc™ standard from leading licensors, including ARRIS Enterprises LLC, Columbia Technology Ventures, CyberLink, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co. Ltd., HP Inc., JVCKENWOOD, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Taiyo Yuden and Yamaha. These seventeen 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 its patent pool is built upon industry best practices with attractive royalties, low transaction costs and a streamlined patent licensing process.

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Jul 14, 2017: One-Blue Launches Licensing Program for Ultra HD (UHD) Blu-ray Disc Products
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Mar 18, 2017: One-Blue Calls For Patents Due To Plans To Add License Coverage For Ultra HD Blu-ray™ Products
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Mar 11, 2016: Harman International Industries, Incorporated Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Dec 14, 2015: One-Blue Announces ARRIS to join Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ Products
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Sep 10, 2015: I-O DATA DEVICE, INC. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Jun 15, 2015: BUFFALO INC. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Feb 17, 2015: One-Blue Announces Columbia Technology Ventures to join Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ Products
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Dec 22, 2014: Corel Corporation Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Dec 15, 2014: Millenniata Inc. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Sep 11, 2014: DigiOn, Inc. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Sep 4, 2014: DIGISTOR Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Jul 30, 2014: Kaleidescape, Inc. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Feb 6, 2014: sMedio Inc. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Oct 16, 2013: arvato Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Sep 9, 2013: VidaBox LLC Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Jun 26, 2013: CD Video Manufacturing, Inc. Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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May 28, 2013: One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ Brings Patent Infringement Action Against Imation Corporation
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Apr 3, 2013: Alco Electronics Limited Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Jan 22, 2013: Cinram Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Dec 6, 2012: U-Tech Media Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Nov 14, 2012: PrimeDisc Marketing and Bestdisc Technology Join the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Oct 15, 2012: Top Media Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Sep 12, 2012: Macgo International Limited Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Aug 14, 2012: B.R. Productions & Packaging Joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Jun 28, 2012: One-Blue Celebrates Successful First Year of Worldwide Blu-ray Disc Patent Pool
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Jan 24, 2012: Sharp joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™
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Jan 19, 2012: Fujitsu joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ products
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Jan 17, 2012: TAIYO YUDEN joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ products
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Jan 12, 2012: YAMAHA CORPORATION joins the One-Blue licensing program for Blu-ray Disc™ products
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Jan 4, 2012: Samsung Electronics joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray DiscTM products
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Jan 3, 2012: Pioneer joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray DiscTM products
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Nov 16, 2011: One-Blue Announces Dell to join Licensing Program for Blu-ray DiscTM
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Nov 14, 2011: LG Electronics joins the One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray DiscTM
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Oct 17, 2011: JVC KENWOOD joins One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc™ products
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Sep 27, 2011: One-Blue Licensing Program for Blu-ray DiscTM products to include HP
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Sep 6, 2011: One-Blue featured in IAM Magazine
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Aug 3, 2011: One-Blue Launches Licensing Program for Blu-ray Disc Products
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Oct 19, 2009: “One-Blue” issues a call for essential patents for Blu-ray Disc™ products
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Feb 25, 2009: Panasonic, Philips and Sony to establish One Stop Shop product license for Blu-ray Disc™
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