Sunday, August 30, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Alienware Brings Liquid Cooling and Dynamic Overclocking to Holiday Lineup
Razer Launches Wildcat Xbox One Controller And Upgraded Nabu Smartband
Workstation Market Shippments Rebound In Q2
Google Will Help You Find Your Plumber
IFA 2015: What We Know So Far
Acer Liquid Z410 And Liquid Jade Z Phones Released
Huawei Honor Phones Coming To Europe
AMD Radeon R9 370X Graphics Card Launched In Asia
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Chinese...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, May 21, 2002
Chinese DVD player makers may start paying patent fees on 6C


Chinese manufacturers of DVD players have started hinting that they might now be more willing to enter contracts with the patent management group, 6C.

The reason behind the Chinese manufacturers' more flexible attitude -- after negotiations have been at a deadlock for some time -- is that 6C has proposed a new framework that would give the China-based firms preferential treatment. 6C announced May 10 that patent fees could be waived, for a limited time period, for DVD players made in Chinese factories as long as they are then marketed to Chinese consumers.

6C also says that as soon as it finalizes licensing agreements with particular Chinese firms, it will publicize those companies' names on its official Web site.

Normally, companies that want to manufacture DVD players have to obtain patent licenses and then also pay a patent royalty fee for each player they produce. However, in China many patent applications are still under review , and the licensing/royalty system has never functioned properly. Having said that, 6C has put in place a common licensing program that works on a global scale and all along has been calling on the Chinese makers to sign contracts and start paying royalties for the patented technologies they use in their products.

Until now, most Chinese manufacturers have refused to pay, citing as their reason the fact that licensing fees are set too high.

In the United States in particular, low-priced Chinese DVD players have been inundating the market since around 2001. As a result, many Japanese DVD player makers have been seeing their market share slowly eaten away.


Previous
Next
CyberDrive announces CW078D (40x/16x/48x) CD-RW drive!        All News        CyberDrive announces CW078D (40x/16x/48x) CD-RW drive!
CyberDrive announces CW078D (40x/16x/48x) CD-RW drive!     Optical Storage News      CyberDrive announces CW078D (40x/16x/48x) CD-RW drive!

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
DVD Players, Digital Cameras Will Soon Have The Fate Of Your Old TV
Panasonic To Close DVD-player Factory In Slovakia
Optical Disc Sales Down
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Popular in Britain
DVD CCA Ends Litigation with Kaleidescape
DVD Writer and Media Market Keeps Shrinking
DVD And Blu-ray Discs Remain Preferred Sources of Video Content
DVD FLLC To Run 2013 Market Inspection Tests
DVD6C Lowers Royalty Rates for DVD Read-only Discs
DVD6C Files Lawsuit Against CDI Media
DVD6C Terminates Patent License Agreement with Canadian Premium Disc
Deals, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs Were a Hit With Shoppers Over Black Friday Weekend

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .