Licensing

Introduction

Please find below information with respect to the Interim Blu-ray Disc ("BD") Players/Recorders Registration Agreement under essential Philips patents ("Philips patents only"). Use the navigation options on the right to find relevant information related to this program.

If you are a buyer of BD Players/Recorders and you want to ensure that such BD Players/Recorders are properly licensed under essential Philips patents, visit our special buyer page. 

Interim BD Player/Recorder Registration Agreement (Philips patents only)
Philips offers agreements to manufacturers of BD Players/Recorders that specify the terms and conditions under which manufacturers use certain essential Philips patents for BD Players/Recorders. 
Note that in addition to the essential patents of Philips, other parties may own patents relevant to BD Players/Recorders. The use of those patents is NOT included in this agreement. For information on the conditions to use these other parties' patents, contact those parties directly.

 

Licensing policy

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

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Detailed Description

General

The BD Specifications, the BD Format and Logo License Agreement and the BD Information Agreement are available from:  

Blu-ray Disc Association
10 Universal City Plaza T-100
Universal City CA 91608
U.S.A. 
E-mail: agent@blu-raydisc.info
Fax: +1-818-763-9027 for more information
see also www.blu-raydisc.info 



 

Patents / Agreements

Below you will find a list of essential Philips patents relevant for BD Players/Recorders.

Philips is in the process of identifying the essential patents. Therefore the list will be subject to change. Please visit our website regularly for the latest information.

BD Players/Recorders Patent Lists

Essential Philips' patents for BD Players

Essential Philips' patents for BD Player PC's

Essential Philips' patents for BD Recorders

Essential Philips' patents for BD Recorder PC's

Interim BD Players/Recorders Registration Agreement

 Interim BD Players/Recorders Registration Agreement
 

Pricing Information

The royalty rate is specified in the agreement and listed below:
 

Royalty Rate
5.00 Euro per BD Recorder
3.50 Euro per BD Player

Notes :

I. Special discounts are available before March 31st., 2010. For information contact your account manager or fill in the contact form.

II. In case of any discrepancy between the royalty rate mentioned above and the agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement shall prevail.

Overview of royalty rates

+link to overview of royalty rates

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


 

FAQ



My company is manufacturing and selling BD Players/Recorders, what should I do?

Your company likely makes use of essential Philips patents and therefore needs a license from Philips: 

I. Review the patent lists (see Patents/Agreements)

II. Verify whether your company manufactures and sells products in countries where Philips has essential patents;

III. Contact Philips (see Contact); and

IV. Take appropriate financial measures to reserve the applicable royalty amounts for the products you have manufactured and sold or intend to manufacture and sell.

Where do I find the guidelines for the Registration Logo?

Visit the  Veeza Logo Guide

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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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