Motorola joins NFC patent pool

The mobile communications giant has added its NFC-related patents to a pool of IP and rights managed and made available for joint licensing by Via Licensing.

PATENT POOL: Motorola's NFC-related patents can now be easily accessed through Via Licensing
PATENT POOL: Motorola's patents can now be accessed through Via Licensing

Motorola has added its NFC-related patents to a joint licensing programme for near field communications managed by Via Licensing.

The joint licensing programme for NFC is designed to provide fair and convenient access to essential patents through a single license agreement and already includes patents from NXP, Inside Contactless and France Telecom plus a wide range of related technical specifications published by ISO, ETSI, and the NFC Forum.

Among the applications covered by the program are NFC–compliant mobile phones, consumer electronic devices and commercial systems such as payment processing terminals, transportation terminals, and vending machines.

“We are thrilled to have Motorola participate in the joint licensing program for NFC,” says Hélène Jay, director of business development for Europe at Via Licensing. “By working with industry leaders such as Motorola, France Telecom, Inside Contactless, and NXP, Via Licensing hopes to enhance the value of a combined patent license to those companies creating products based on this technology.”

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