Sharp, Sanyo Join DVD Patent Licensing Group

Law360, New York (April 15, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Japanese electronics companies Sanyo Electric Co. and Sharp Corp. have joined a DVD patents licensing group that consists of some of the major DVD-related patent holders in the world, the group said Friday.

The other member companies of the DVD 6C Licensing Agency are Hitachi Ltd. , Mitsubishi Electric Corp. , Victor Co. of Japan , International Business Machines Corp., Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Toshiba Corp. and Warner Home Video Inc.

Established in June 1999, the group pools member companies' DVD patents and licenses them to...
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