Wi-LAN Signs License Agreement with SENSIO Technologies
Wi-LAN Inc., a technology innovation and licensing company, recently announced that it has signed
an exclusive license agreement with SENSIO Technologies Inc. As per the terms of the agreement, WiLAN can now license certain SENSIO patents relating to 3D technologies for digital displays and associated with SENSIO S2D Switch technology. Moreover, WiLAN has also gained exclusive rights on other SENSIO patents within a specific field of use.
'Our exclusive license agreement with SENSIO aligns very well with our existing digital TV and display licensing activities and can open up new opportunities in the realm of 3D technologies,' said Jim Skippen, president and CEO. 'SENSIO's leadership in developing 3D technologies has resulted in some breakthrough patented innovations which, when combined with WiLAN's licensing expertise, should provide a promising addition to our current digital TV and display licensing efforts.'
The SENSIO S2D Switch enables users to switch viewing mode of a 3D feed from 3D to 2D or between different 3D view modes. It supports the most popular frame-compatible formats covered by HDMI 1.4a and used by service providers supporting 3D today: side-by-side (SbS), top-and-bottom (TaB), checkerboard and SENSIO Hi-Fi 3D. When a consumer invests in a 3D movie via video-on-demand (VOD), or records content from a subscribed 3D channel on a DVR, or when a broadcast technician needs to more easily process a 3D feed, the SENSIO S2D Switch allows that content to be viewed in either 3D or in 2D.
'We are excited to establish a patent licensing partnership with WiLAN, a true leader in patent licensing and a company with demonstrated success in developing licensing programs in the digital display industry,' said Nicholas Routhier, president & CEO, SENSIO. 'After having considered various third party patent licensing options, we have selected WiLAN because of their strong team of professionals, proven track record and solid financial position. In our view, today's agreement will help us maximize the monetization of our patents while letting us focus on our primary business activity, which is the development and marketing of value-added technologies for our customers.'
Edited by Brooke Neuman
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