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TNO and Innovative Sonic Join Via’s W-CDMA Program

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Via Welcomes New Companies Into Its Global Industry-Leading Patent Pool

SAN FRANCISCO, July 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Via Licensing Corporation today announced that TNO and Innovative Sonic have joined an extensive group of companies as the newest licensors in Via’s W-CDMA patent licensing program. Via’s W-CDMA program offers the industry the rights to use patents essential to 3G cellular technology in a cost-effective, efficient and transparent manner.

TNO is a research organization based in the Netherlands. The company’s mission is to connect people and knowledge for creating innovations that boost the sustainable competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society. Driven by its mission, TNO continually looks for opportunities to make available its innovations and intellectual property to the industry.

Innovative Sonic, based in Taiwan, is a recognized leader in the cellular technology industry with a significant portfolio of patents essential to the 3G and 4G standards. After joining Via’s LTE patent pool in April 2018, the company has now joined Via’s W-CDMA pool.

“We are delighted that both TNO and Innovative Sonic have joined the W-CDMA program, allowing us to include their standard-essential patents as part of our license offering,” said Via President Joe Siino. “The contributions made by each of these companies add to the momentum and strength of Via’s W-CDMA patent pool.”

Other companies offering their W-CDMA essential patents through Via’s licensing program include AT&T, Fujitsu Limited, KDDI Corporation, Koninklijke KPN, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, NEC Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Sharp Corporation, Siemens AG, SK Telecom, Technology In Ariscale and Toshiba. 

Devices incorporating W-CDMA technology include smartphones, tablets, automobiles, and the Internet of Things (IoT).  Parties manufacturing or selling W-CDMA devices or components and other implementers of the W-CDMA standard should visit http://www.via-corp.com/us/en/licensing/w-cdma/overview.html or contact Via at info@vialicensing.com to request a patent license agreement or to obtain more information about the program.

About Via Licensing Corporation

Via Licensing Corporation is a global intellectual property solutions provider dedicated to enabling innovation in partnership with technology companies, entertainment companies and universities around the world. Via develops and manages licensing programs on behalf of highly innovative companies in markets such as audio, wireless, broadcast, and automotive. Via is an independently managed subsidiary of Dolby Laboratories, Inc., a company with more than 50 years of experience in innovation. For more information about Via, please visit www.via-corp.com.

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