DV Hardware bringing you the hottest news about processors, graphics cards, Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, hardware and technology!

   Home | News submit | News Archives | Reviews | Articles | Howto's | Advertise
DarkVision Hardware - Daily tech news
October 28, 2016 
Main Menu
News archives

Who's Online
There are currently 56 people online.


Latest Reviews
Zowie P-TF Rough mousepad
Zowie FK mouse
BitFenix Ronin case
Ozone Rage ST headset
Lamptron FC-10 SE fan controller
ZOWIE G-TF Rough mousepad
ROCCAT Isku FX gaming keyboard
Prolimatech Magnetic Pin

Follow us

Philips warns unlicensed Taiwanese DVD+R disc makers

Posted on Tuesday, August 17 2004 @ 12:43:11 CEST by

Philips recently started warning unlicensed disc makers in Taiwan to protect its DVD+R patent rights. The company also notified customs agencies and distributors in Europe that they should block import from Taiwan makers who violate Philips their patents.

Taiwan's first tier producers of optical discs like CMC Magnetics, Ritek and Prodisc Technology are licensed to use Philips DVD+R technology, but second-tier and smaller producers are not licensed.
As Philips’ DVD+R patents also cover CD-R technology, there is some ambiguity about the DVD+R royalty claim. This is why disc makers are unwilling to pay the royalty, unlicensed Taiwan users explained.

Although Philips has not yet taken legal proceedings, Taiwan optical disc makers that have received a warning from the company are watching to see how the situation develops.

In a related development, Philips lost a CD-R/RW patent suit in the US in March of this year against Taiwan makers, which means the company may have difficulty trying to claim royalty payments for its CD-R/RW patents.
Source: DigiTimes



DV Hardware - Privacy statement
All logos and trademarks are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2002-2016 DM Media Group bvba