General Patent Corporation acts as licensing agent
Suffern, NY - January 22, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its client, Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL) that it has licensed a key cell phone patent to Ericsson, Inc., Ericsson AB, and LM Ericsson Telefonaktiebolaget (Ericsson).
The agreement with Ericsson follows a licensing deal reached earlier with Nokia for DTL, which owns a key patent for modern cellular technology.
DTL owns U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 titled "Digital Output Transducer" (Patent), which is an essential patent for Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) codec and other cellular communication standards. The patented technology is also used to assure backward compatibility of cell phone handsets and base stations.
GPC represents Digital Technologies Licensing LLC in the licensing and enforcement of the DTL Patent. DTL brought patent infringement suits against Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint and other companies. Ericsson was not a party to any of these lawsuits.
"We are very pleased to extend a non-exclusive license to Ericsson," said Alexander Poltorak, GPC's Chairman and CEO.
About Digital Technology Licensing LLC
Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL), of Suffern, N.Y., is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 titled "Digital Output Transducer." DTL is a portfolio company of an idea incubator affiliated with IP Holdings LLC. DTL is managed by GPC. A non-exclusive license under the patent is available on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. For licensing terms, please contact Paul Lerner at (845) 368-4000 x104. For more information, please visit www.digitaltechnologylicensing.com.