«Via and AAC licensors are pleased to welcome Lenovo to our extensive family of licensees who recognize both the benefits of AAC technology and the fair terms of Via`s pool license. We are thrilled that Lenovo is using AAC technology in its licensed products,» said Joe Siino, President of Via. «By merging more than 800 licensees into the AAC pool, Lenovo continues to play a leading role in promoting respect for innovation and intellectual property rights in China and around the world.» Via offers, through its AAC patent pool, a license for the AAC patent portfolios of industry-leading companies, including Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, ETRI, Fraunhofer IIS, JVC Kenwood, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Orange S.A., Panasonic Corporation, Sony and VoiceAge, leading innovators of the AAC audio compression standard, widely broadcast on the radio. Consumer electronics, mobile, automotive and PC, worldwide. These answers to frequently asked questions are provided to explain the licensing program. The terms applicable to the license are included in the license agreement. Via welcomes Lenovo to world`s first audio patent pool A patent license for the associated Fraunhofer IP is available directly from Fraunhofer. Please contact us for more information. SAN FRANCISCO &BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)-Xiaomi, a leading technology company headquartered in China, and Via Licensing, the global leader in intellectual property solutions, have entered into an agreement that grants Xiaomi a license to use the patented technology in Via`s Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) patent pool.
This technology, sold in xiaomis products around the world, allows consumers to enjoy high-quality audio data with high compression efficiency, reducing the amount of data consumed and the computing power required. «We are very pleased that Via continues to play a leading role in recognizing and flexibly managing single market conditions for China and other emerging markets,» said Ira Blumberg, vice president, Intellectual Property, Lenovo. «Via`s fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory approach to global licensing has allowed us to reach an agreement on terms that reflect fair value for the sale of products that implement patented technologies in markets around the world.» Leading patent pool helps Xiaomi bring audio innovations for everyone «Via welcomes Haier to the AAC patent pool,» said Joe Siino, president of Via Licensing. «This agreement demonstrates Haier`s commitment to providing its customers around the world with the highest quality products and extraordinary user experiences.» Companies have filed license declarations with ETSI, ARIB or TTA, TTC or CCSA and are ready to license their potential essential intellectual property in accordance with the ETSI IPR policy. «We are very excited to be working with Xiaomis` highly professional and committed IP team to close this agreement,» said Joe Siino, President of Via. . . .