Innovative Sonic joins Via Licensing’s LTE patent pool

Via Licensing Corporation said Innovative Sonic has become the newest licensor in Via’s LTE (Long Term Evolution) wireless licensing program.

Via said its 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.”

Innovative Sonic operates in the 4G LTE space and is known for its extensive list of standard-essential patents (SEPs).

“We welcome Innovative Sonic, and their important contributions to the wireless industry, into our LTE pool,” said Via Licensing president Joe Siino.

“The addition of Innovative Sonic further strengthens Via’s LTE pool, and continues to build upon the significant momentum of our wireless programs.”

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

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, Siemens, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Verizon.