MPEG LA Introduces One-Stop License for Qi Wireless Power
Initial Patent Owners Include ConvenientPower, GE, Philips, and Robert Bosch
MPEG LA, LLC today announced availability of the Qi Wireless Power Patent Portfolio License providing one-stop access to the standard for wireless charging and power transfer known as Qi* developed by the Wireless Power Consortium.
“Just as Qi makes mobile products more mobile by removing wires from wireless devices, MPEG LA is pleased to make Qi technology readily available to the worldwide market on the same terms under an efficient and affordable license,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn.
The initial patent owners to MPEG LA’s Qi Wireless Power Patent Portfolio License areConvenientPower HK Limited, GE Hybrid Technologies, LLC, Koninklijke Philips N.V., and Robert Bosch GmbH.
“We commend these companies for their foresight, initiative and cooperation in making possible a joint license under their foundational patents for the benefit of the Qi marketplace,” said Bill Geary, MPEG LA Vice President, Business Development, “and we welcome other owners of technology covered by the Qi standard to join them in offering one-stop access through MPEG LA’s Qi License.”
The Qi Wireless Power Patent Portfolio License and a summary of the License terms may be obtained here.
MPEG LA’s objective is to offer worldwide access to as many Qi Wireless Power essential patents as possible to everyone on the same terms under a single license. Therefore, MPEG LA welcomes any party that believes it has patents that are essential to the Qi Wireless Power standard to submit them for an evaluation of their essentiality by MPEG LA’s patent experts and inclusion in the License if determined to be essential. Interested Qi Wireless Power patent owners may request a copy of the terms and procedures governing patent submissions here.