Sisvel Lte Patent Pool Meeting To Advance Ipr Licensing For 4g Technology

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Sisvel LTE Patent Pool Meeting to Advance IPR Licensing for 4G Technology

STUTTGART, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

         All Owners of Essential LTE/SAE Patents Invited to Participate

    Sisvel today announced that it will hold a two-day meeting of LTE (Long

Term Evolution) / SAE (System Architecture Evolution) essential patent owners

beginning on February 2, 2010, to discuss the formation of an LTE/SAE patent

pool. Participants will include global technology leaders in the

telecommunications industry and major international LTE/SAE stakeholders, and

the meeting remains open to additional parties that hold an LTE essential

patent or patent application as determined by an independent patent

evaluator. All parties interested in participating in the formation of an

LTE/SAE patent pool are invited to contact Sisvel as soon as possible to

arrange an evaluation of essentiality in advance of the February meeting. To

ensure completion of the evaluation in time to join the February meeting,

patent owners should submit a patent no later than December 15, 2009.

    Sisvel has expanded the scope of its LTE/SAE call for patents beyond the

initial list of Radio Access Specifications covered by the 36 series to

include those specifications related to EPS (Evolved Packet System) which

were developed in parallel with the radio access technology, as well as those

specifications of release 8 needed to complete an LTE/SAE system. A full list

of the relevant specifications is available from Sisvel upon request to the

following address:

    "By bringing together a broad group of LTE/SAE essential patent owners

from across the globe, Sisvel is promoting an open process to move towards a

transparent and efficient joint-licensing program for LTE/SAE," noted General

Richard I. Neal, President of Sisvel US. "We have already made the patent

evaluation process more efficient, with independent experts engaged in the

U.S., Europe, Japan, Korea, and China at standard rates equivalent to

approximately euro 5,000 -- well below the cost of evaluation in some other


    The February 2010 pool facilitation meeting follows Sisvel's explorative

work with the telecommunications industry. "The timing of our facilitation

meeting is consistent with our view that an LTE/SAE pool should be structured

to encourage the broadest participation possible," explained Giustino de

Sanctis, Managing Director of Sisvel Germany. "Sisvel is announcing this

facilitation meeting in advance to give all LTE/SAE stakeholders ample

opportunity to have a seat at the table."

    About LTE/SAE

    LTE (Long Term Evolution) is the evolution of 3GPP standards for land

mobile communications. It will provide higher transmission rates and enhanced

user experience, primarily with high speed data services. SAE (System

Architecture Evolution) is the enhancement of Packet Switched technology to

cope with rapid growth in IP traffic. LTE/SAE form the basis of 3GPP Release

8 specification set.

    About Sisvel

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    Started in 1982 when Sisvel S.p.A. was founded in Italy, the Sisvel Group

has become a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximizing

the value of patent rights. The Sisvel Group is global in scope and reach,

with companies in Italy (Sisvel in None Torinese and Edico in Rome), the

United States (Sisvel US and Audio MPEG in Metropolitan Washington, DC),

China (Sisvel Hong Kong), Japan (Sisvel Japan in Tokyo), and Germany (Sisvel

Germany in Stuttgart), and with more than seventy professionals worldwide

with technical, legal, and licensing expertise.

    Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios

including those related to the audio compression standards known as MP3 and

MPEG Audio. In addition to managing a portfolio of patents relating to the

DECT standard for portable digital telephones, Sisvel administers patent

pools for the CDMA2000 family of cellular telecommunications standards, the

UHF-RFID air interface standard, and the DVB-T broadcast standard, and is

currently facilitating the creation of a DVB-T2 patent pool. Through its

subsidiary Sisvel Technology, Sisvel is also engaged in the development of

new technologies, including projects for 3D television and broadcasting.

    Media Contact:                        SISVEL GERMANY GmbH Representative:

    Federica Brotto                       Thomas Hartmann

    Tel: +39 (011) 9902301                Tel: +49 (711) 4889200

    Email:     E-Mail:


    U.S. Media Contact:                

    Larry Bouchie            

    TurboPR for the Sisvel Group                

    Tel: +1 781-620-0278                         


SOURCE: Sisvel

    CONTACT: Federica Brotto, +39 (011) 9902301,;

U.S. Media, Larry Bouchie, TurboPR for the Sisvel Group, +1-781-620-0278,; Thomas Hartmann, SISVEL GERMANY GmbH, +49 (711) 4889200,

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