Dolby joins Via’s LTE patent pool

Via Licensing Corporation said Dolby has joined the roster of companies participating in Via’s LTE (Long Term Evolution) patent pool.

Via said other companies offering a license to their patents through Via’s LTE Patent Pool include AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, DTVG Licensing, Google, HP, KDDI Corporation, MediaTek, Newracom, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and ZTE Corporation.

“We are pleased to welcome Dolby as a new licensor in our LTE pool,” said Via president Joe Siino.

“Dolby is a respected innovator, with a long history of supporting patent pools that offer fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory licenses.”

Products and services that use LTE technologies include smartphones, tablet and laptop computers, voice and data services, automobiles, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

LTE technology is the next generation of wireless connectivity technologies.