As part of a new transparency initiative, InterDigital, a mobile and video technology company has launched a standard-essential patent (SEP) licensing rate programme.
According to the company, the initiative is aimed at making SEP information more readily accessible and gets data about its large SEP portfolio published on a new microsite.
William J Merritt, InterDigital’s president and CEO reportedly said that “we firmly believe that we have one of the fairest licensing programmes in relation to our leading portfolio of standard-essential patents, and we’re proud to bring all of our key licensing information together in one place that is broadly accessible by the public.”
William reportedly said that the company’s portfolio related to 3G, 4G, 5G and key additional technologies including Wi-Fi and HEVC covering a total footprint of almost 10,000 patents and applications related to key communication standards will be published on the site.
It will be recalled that in December last year, an array of 27 technology companies and carmakers including Apple, Cisco, Daimler, BMW and Lenovo appealed to the European Commission to intervene to ensure that SEPs are licensed on fair terms.