1. Where is One-Red located?

One-Red is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. The company has 15 offices in 13 countries worldwide.

2. What is the purpose of the company One-Red?

One-Red was established in 2011 by Koninklijke Philips N.V. ("Philips”), Sony Corporation ("Sony”) and Pioneer Corporation ("Pioneer”) and is authorized to offer patent licenses on behalf of Philips and Sony for CD products and on behalf of LG Electronics ("LG”), Philips, Sony and Pioneer for DVD products.

3. When did One-Red begin licensing patents under the current license programs?

As of July 1, 2012, One-Red offers a new set of licensing programs for DVD Players and Discs on the basis of patents owned by Philips, Sony, Pioneer and LG, and offers these programs at lower royalty rates than previously available. As of October 15, 2012, One-Red also offers a new licensing program for DVD software manufacturers and DVD PC manufacturers.

4. What patents are covered by One-Red licenses?

One-Red's program for DVD Discs covers essential patents of DVD-Video and DVD-ROM technologies while the program for DVD players also includes essential patents related to the CD-Audio and CD-ROM technologies. One-Red license programs include DVD Video and DVD-ROM Discs, DVD-Video players, DVD-ROM players, including CD-Audio and CD-ROM playback formats used in those players. 

One-Red is also offering a patent licensing program for DVD software manufacturers, DVD PC manufacturers and Aftermarket DVD Drive manufacturers. The DVD software license covers essential patents related to DVD software. The DVD PC license agreement will apply to essential patents related to pre-installed/downloaded DVD software in PCs.  The Aftermarket DVD Drive license will apply to essential patents related to DVD PC software bundled with Aftermarket DVD Drives.

A list of patents can be found on the website. The new joint DVD licenses are being offered on non-discriminatory terms and conditions. Each patent owner whose patents are included in the new One-Red joint DVD license program is also willing to make available separate licenses under the same patents.

5. Why was the One-Red program created?

One-Red’s DVD  programs are designed to meet the industry’s need for patent coverage from pioneers in the DVD and CD field, while promoting a level playing field through license compliance management and intellectual property enforcement activities that encourage trade in properly licensed products.

6. Who are the current licensors of the One-Red DVD license program?

The current licensors are Sony, Philips, Pioneer and LG. Companies interested in becoming a One-Red licensor should click here for more information.

7. What are the royalty rates for the One-Red DVD licensing programs?

You can find a complete overview of the royalty rates here

8. Who runs One-Red?

One-Red’s management team operates under guidance of its Board of Directors and an administrative committee composed of representatives of licensors for the licensing programs. One-Red’s top executives include:

  • COO: Mr. Robert van Eijk
  • CFO: Mr. Laurent Pellet

One-Red has extensive expertise in managing patent licensing programs and a staff of highly experienced licensing professionals.

9. What are some of the unique components of the One-Red Joint DVD Disc and Player license?

One-Red’s joint DVD Disc and Player programs offers "per-batch” licenses which means that shipments of products, rather than manufacturers are licensed. This allows licensees to better track shipments of their products and promotes a more level playing field by helping to prevent improperly licensed products from entering the marketplace.

10. What are the licensing terms for the program that applies to DVD software manufacturers, DVD PC manufacturers and Aftermarket DVD Drive manufacturers?

Due to the nature of the product involved One-Red offers separate license agreements for DVD software manufacturers, DVD PC manufacturers and Aftermarket DVD Drive manufacturers. One-Red does not offer "per-batch” licensing to DVD software manufacturers, DVD PC manufacturers and Aftermarket DVD Drive manufacturers. Instead, the program is offered in a more traditional license format and includes updated features such as an electronic form of royalty reporting.