Via launches new licensing program for wireless

IP firm Via Licensing Corporation said it is launching a new multi-generational licensing program for wireless technologies.

“The program offers one of the largest combined cellular standard-essential patent portfolios for licensing connected devices, including smartphones, tablet computers, connected motor vehicles and other IoT devices,” said Via.

Via president Joe Siino said: “We are consistently exploring opportunities to advance the adoption of wireless standards across the tech industry and in different industry segments.

“We now believe a program offering a combined license to patents covering multiple wireless standards should be made available across various industry sectors, for example connected motor vehicles.”

Via said the new offering is designed to promote an industry-friendly licensing model that establishes fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) pricing terms for the entire wireless industry.