Verizon joins Via Licensing’s LTE patent pool

Via Licensing Corporation said Verizon Communications Inc. has joined the pool of companies participating in Via’s LTE (Long Term Evolution) licensing program.

Via said its patent pool provides a “fair, transparent and cost-effective license to all essential LTE and LTE-Advanced patents from Via’s LTE licensors.”

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

Via Licensing president Joe Siino said: “Verizon is a trusted leader in the wireless space and has a very strong patent portfolio.

“We are delighted that Verizon has joined our LTE pool, allowing us to include Verizon’s standard-essential LTE patents as part of our license offering.”