Suffern, N.Y., February 2, 2010 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its subsidiary, Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL), that it has licensed DTL's cellular communications patent to Pantech Co. Ltd. and Pantech & Curitel Communications, Inc. of Seoul, Korea.
DTL owns U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 (the ’799 Patent) titled “Digital Output Transducer.” The technology covered by the ‘799 Patent addresses Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) codec and other cellular communication standards, assuring backward compatibility of cell phone handsets and base stations. The ‘799 Patent also has applications in Bluetooth and other wireless devices.
“We are very pleased to have Pantech join the other cell phone manufacturers that have licensed the DTL patent,” said Paul J. Lerner, General Patent’s Sr. Vice President and General Counsel.
General Patent Corporation represents DTL in the licensing and enforcement of U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799. DTL brought patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, AT&T Mobility (Cingular Wireless is now known as AT&T Mobility), T-Mobile, Sprint and other companies. Equipment manufacturers Nokia, Ericsson, Sony-Ericsson, Samsung, Casio Hitachi Mobile Communications, Plantronics, Motorola and LG Electronics have licensed the DTL Patent. Lawsuits are still pending against Verizon, Sprint and other companies.
Pantech Co. and Pantech & Curitel Communications were not defendants in a lawsuit, but agreed to license Digital Technology Licensing’s patent.
About Digital Technology Licensing LLC
Digital Technology Licensing LLC is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 titled “Digital Output Transducer,” which is now expired. DLT is a portfolio company of IP Holdings LLC and is managed by General Patent Corporation. A non-exclusive license under the patent is available for past sales at DTL’s standard royalty rate of 0.7% on non-discriminatory terms. For licensing terms, contact Kathlene Ingham at (845) 368-4000 x107. For more information, please visit www.digitaltechnologylicensing.com.
About General Patent Corporation
General Patent Corporation, headquartered in Suffern, N.Y., is a leading intellectual property boutique focusing on patent licensing and enforcement. GPC represents patent owners in patent enforcement and assertive licensing matters, and assists patent owners with patent infringement claims in patent litigation on a contingency basis. General Patent also provides IP advisory services including IP valuation and IP strategy, as well as technology transfer. General Patent is the oldest patent enforcement firm in the U.S. and is the managing member of DTL. For more information, visit www.generalpatent.com.
About IP Holdings LLC
IP Holdings LLC, an affiliate of General Patent Corporation, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization. IP Holdings provides IP-related financial services and IP brokerage services through its subsidiary, IPOfferings LLC. IP Holdings also operates an idea incubator. IP Holdings is a member of DTL. For more information on IP Holdings, visit www.ip-holdings.com.