IP Bridge Joins the Via’s LTE Patent Pool
Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IP Bridge, Inc. (“IP Bridge”), announced that it joined the 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) patent pool administrated by Via Licensing Corporation (“Via”) as a licensor of its own 4G LTE standards essential patents.
Via’s LTE patent pool provides transparent and nondiscriminatory access to LTE essential patents in a fair and cost-effective license that is designed to encourage growth and development of this important technology and related wireless markets. IP Bridge believes in contributing to the healthy growth of these markets by joining Via’s LTE patent pool that brings together the essential LTE patents of multiple innovators into a single offering. IP Bridge is dedicated to promoting and exploring fair, reasonable, and efficient licensing platforms, such as patent pools, in addition to bilateral licensing in the ever expanding wireless communication and related industries.
【About IP Bridge】
At IP Bridge, our focus is on promoting technological innovation and cooperation within Japan and around the world. We have worked with investors worldwide, from 26 major global corporations to the Japanese Government, to establish the first and largest fund in Japan (approximately $300M) aimed at global innovation and IP-related investments. Our mission is to discover, activate and leverage high-quality, under-utilized intellectual property assets to the benefit of a variety of IP owners based in and outside of Japan. Our vision is that these activities will stimulate economic development and a healthy growth of industries worldwide.
We actively engage leading technology companies, small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) and universities to build large and high quality portfolios of 3,500 worldwide patents that are growing. These portfolios are in the fields of wireless communications, semiconductors, video codecs, display technologies, automotive technologies, robotics, home appliances, electric devices, healthcare, environment and energy, food technologies, and medical engineering.
Our world class team includes experienced professionals from IP and corporate management of major technology companies, investment funds, financial institutions, and law firms. We have the global experience and relationships to provide comprehensive IP services, including IP-based business incubation, monetization, licensing and financing to generate revenue and fuel innovation and business expansion, syndicated transactions to remove potential IP risks to our clients, and IP consulting services to build IP strategies, maximize IP value, and best position our clients for success.