Please find below information with respect to the Blu-ray Disc ROM ("BD-ROM") Disc Patent License Agreement under essential Philips patents ("Philips patents only"). Use the navigation on the right to find relevant information about this program.

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

BD-ROM Disc Patent License Agreement (Philips patents only)
Philips offers agreements to manufacturers of BD-ROM Discs that specify under what terms and conditions manufacturers may use certain essential Philips patents for BD-ROM  Discs. 
Note that in addition to the essential patents of Philips, other parties may own patents relevant to BD-ROM Discs. The use of those patents is NOT included in this agreement. For information on the conditions to use other parties' patents, contact those other parties directly.


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


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Detailed Description


The BD Format 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
Fax: +1-818-763-9027 for more information
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Patents / Agreements

Below you will find a list of essential Philips patents relevant for BD-ROM Discs.

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-ROM Disc patent lists

Annex A1 :  Essential Philips patents for BD-ROM Data Discs and Movie Discs

Annex A2 : Essential Philips patents for BD-ROM Movie Discs/MV Mandatory part

Annex A3 : Essential Philips patents for BD-ROM Movie Discs/MV Optional part

Annex A4 : Essential Philips patents for BD-ROM Movie Discs/Java part

Annex A5 : Essential Philips patents for BD-ROM DL Data Discs and BD- ROM DL Movie Discs

BD-ROM Disc Patent License Agreement

BD-ROM Disc Patent License Agreement

Pricing Information

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


Royalty Rate
0.03 Euro per BD-ROM Data Disc
0.03 Euro per Dual Layer BD-ROM Data Disc
0.03 Euro per BD-Hybrid Data Disc
0.04 Euro per BD-ROM Movie Disc
0.04 Euro per Dual Layer BD-ROM Movie Disc
0.04 Euro per BD-Hybrid Movie Disc

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: 

Ordering specifications

For more information go to the Ordering & Services section



My company is manufacturing BD-ROM Discs, 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. 


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