Licensing

Introduction

Welcome to the Non-standard Multisession CD Disc Philips Only patent licensing program. Please use the navigation on the right to find all the relevant information related to this program.

If you are a buyer of Non-standard Multisession CD discs and want to ensure that you are buying licensed products, please visit our special buyer page.

Non-standard Multisession CD Disc (Philips Only) 

We offer patent licenses to manufacturers of Non-standard Multisession CD discs. Our only license provides Non-standard Multisession CD disc manufacturers with all the required Philips  patents in a package. Please note that in addition to the essential patents of Philips, other parties may own patents relevant for the system concerned. These patents are NOT included in this license agreement. For information on the conditions of these licenses, please contact these other parties directly.

Philips offers a joint license that also covers essential patents of Sony. For full details, click Non-standards Multisession CD Disc joint

 

Licensing policy

Philips has a general licensing policy for CD, DVD and BD related products.

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Detailed Description

The detailed terms and conditions of the licensing program are described in the patent license agreement that you can find in the patents/agreements section.

Some important information:
The Philips only Non-standard Multisession CD Disc Patent License Agreement comprises the essential patents of Philips. A worldwide list of the essential patents, together with applicable expiry dates is attached to the agreement. Under the terms of the standard license agreement we only require payment of royalties of patents where any of these are actually used – in other words, either in the country of manufacture or in the country of sale.

Non-standard Multisession CD disc licensees have at all times the option to transfer to the latest version of the Non-standard Multisession CD Disc Patent License Agreement. In the event of such transfer, Philips shall not require the payment of the entrance fee under the new license agreement.

Reference copies of the current version of the Philips Non-standard Multisession CD Disc Patent License Agreement, together with the relevant Annexes, including worldwide patent lists, can be found in the patents/agreements section and the annexes section
 

Patents / Agreements

Below you find patent lists and relevant agreements for Non-Standard Multisession discs

Non-Standard Multisession Disc Patent lists
The essential patents and their expiry dates. Please click the link to open the PDF file.

Non-standard Multi-session CD Audio Discs/CD General part
Annex A1 to the Philips Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Disc Patent License Agreement : Essential Philips' patents relevant to Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Discs/CD General part

CD Audio Discs/Multisession part
Annex A2 to the Philips Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Disc Patent License Agreement : Essential Philips' patents relevant to Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Discs/Multisession part

Non-standard Multi-session CD-Audio Discs/CD-ROM Mode 1 part
Annex A3 to the Philips Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Disc Patent License Agreement : Essential Philips' patents relevant to Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Discs/CD-ROM Mode 1 part

Non-standard Multi-session CD-Audio Discs/CD-ROM Mode 2 part
Annex A4 to the Philips Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Disc Patent License Agreement : Essential Philips' patents relevant to Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Discs/CD-ROM Mode 2 part

Non-standard Multi-session CD-Audio Discs/CD-ROM XA Sub-mode 1 (Mode 2 Form 1) part
Annex A5 to the Philips Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Disc Patent License Agreement : Essential Philips' patents relevant to Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Discs/CD-ROM XA Sub-mode 1 (Mode 2 Form 1) part

Non-standard Multi-session CD-Audio Discs/CD-ROM XA Sub-mode 2 (Mode 2 Form 2) part
Annex A6 to the Philips Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Disc Patent License Agreement : Essential Philips' patents relevant to Non Standard Multisession CD-Audio Discs/CD-ROM XA Sub-mode 2 (Mode 2 Form 2) part

+ link to change history of patent lists "Under contruction: The patent list history is being transferred and will be made available on to this new website soon. For queries about the patent list during this transfer period, please contact us at any time."

Non-standard Multi-session CD-Audio Disc Patent License Agreement
+ Manufacturer located in US

Patent License Agreement Non-standard Multi-session CD-Audio Discs (Philips) - USA -

+ Manufacturer located in the Rest of the World
Patent License Agreement Non-standard Multi-session CD-Audio Discs (Philips) - Rest of the World -

Letter Agreement
Non-standard Multisession CD-Audio Disc Letter Agreement patent-non patent countries

NOTE :
To view Royalty Reporting Forms, Audit Guidelines, Manufacturing Equipment list and Side Letters go to section Annexes

 

Pricing Information

The royalty rate is determined by one key factor:

1) Status of the licensee
If the company fulfills certain conditions, such as complete, true and accurate reporting and timely payment, reward rates are available. Otherwise the standard rate applies.

Note of caution
Compliance reward royalty rates are only made available to licensees who are in FULL compliance with their obligations under the license agreement.

Example : Regular
Non-standard Multisession
CD Disc
ONLY
standard rate
ONLY
compliance reward
rate
Multisession Audio Disc 0.030 USD 0.0125 USD


Note: In the event of any discrepancy in respect of the above information with relevant license agreements, the license agreements shall prevail. All terms and conditions will be subject to relevant license agreements.

Overview of royalty rates for all formats
+ link to overview of royalty rates for all formats
 

Services / Information

Ordering & Services:
We provide a number of services for optical disc and drive manufacturers. These include:
· Physical and logical verification
· Specification documents
· Test discs
· Tools

. Ordering specifications

For more information go to the Ordering & Services section

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General Licensing information

This document explains our main principles for administering licensing programs related to CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc. This document is for information purposes only.

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