2014

Sisvel To Launch New License Program Based On DSL Standard Essential Patents From Panasonic

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sisvel International S.A. ("Sisvel") announced today the launch of a new licensing program for patents acquired from Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd., a division of Panasonic Corporation, and which are essential to DSL technology standards; specifically the G.994.1 standard, which relates to handshake procedures for digital subscriber line (DSL) transceivers.

"In Sisvel's view, this patent portfolio reflects the most significant contribution to the development of the G.994.1 standard and we thank Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd. for the opportunity to ensure that its work within this space is properly recognized," said Mr. Sandro Spina, Licensing Director of the Sisvel Group.

Licenses under these patents will be offered on reasonable, and non-discriminatory, or RAND, conditions. Information about the terms and conditions of such licenses will soon be available from Sisvel upon request by companies requiring a license. Interested parties should contact Sisvel by sending a message to DSL-manager@sisvelus.com.

About Sisvel

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), Germany (Sisvel Germany in Stuttgart), Luxembourg (Sisvel International), and the United Kingdom (Sisvel UK). Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios including those related to the audio compression standards known as MP3 and MPEG Audio, and widespread technologies such as OSD (On Screen Display), ATSS (Automatic Tuning & Sorting System), and WSS (Wide Screen Signaling - for automatic switching of television image formats). Sisvel currently operates patent pools for the LTE, Wi-Fi, UHF-RFID, DVB-T, and DVB-T2 standards. For more information about Sisvel, please visit the company's website at www.sisvel.com.

About Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.

For information about Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd., please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/corporate/segments/psn/

SOURCE Sisvel International



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