Siemens joins Via Licensing’s LTE patent pool

Via Licensing Corporation said Siemens AG is the latest licensor in Via’s LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless licensing program.

“Via’s LTE licensing program offers the industry a fair, transparent, and cost-effective means to obtain a license to all LTE and LTE-Advanced patents of its licensors that are essential for the deployment of the LTE standard in their products,” said Via.

Via said Siemens still owns a substantial part of standard essential patents in that field as a result of having invested billions of dollars in wireless technologies and being an active participant in that ecosystem.

“We are delighted that Siemens has joined our LTE pool, allowing us to include Siemens’ standard-essential LTE patents as part of our license offering,” said Joe Siino, President, Via Licensing.

“The addition of Siemens provides valuable strength to Via’s LTE patent pool, and builds on the significant momentum the pool established in 2017.”

Companies offering their LTE-essential patents through Via’s licensing program include AT&T, China Mobile, Conversant Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, Dolby, Google, HP, Innovation in Ariscale, KDDI, Lenovo (including Motorola Mobility subsidiary), MediaTek, NTT DoCoMo, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Verizon.