Golden Cellular and Farmers Mutual Telephone License the DTL Patent
Suffern, N.Y., November 16, 2009 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its client, Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL), that it has licensed DTL's cellular communications patent to California RSA No. 3 Limited Partnership (d/b/a Golden State Cellular) of Jamestown, Calif., and Farmer’s Mutual Telephone Company of Bellingham, Minn.
DTL owns US Patent No. 5,051,799 (the ’799 Patent) titled “Digital Output Transducer.” The technology covered by the ‘799 Patent addresses Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) codec and other cellular communication standards, assuring backward compatibility of cell phone handsets and base stations. The ‘799 Patent also has applications in Bluetooth devices.
“We are very pleased to have Golden State and Farmer’s Mutual join the many regional cell phone service providers that are licensing the DTL patent,” said Paul Lerner, General Patent’s Sr. Vice President and General Counsel. “Licenses under the DTL patent are available at our standard royalty rate of 0.7%.”
General Patent Corporation represents DTL in the licensing and enforcement of U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799. DTL brought patent infringement lawsuits against Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless (now known as AT&T Mobility), T-Mobile, Sprint and other companies. Equipment manufacturers Nokia, Ericsson, Sony-Ericsson, Samsung and LG Electronics have licensed the DTL Patent. Lawsuits are still pending against Verizon, Sprint and other companies.
Golden State Cellular agreed to license Digital Technology Licensing’s patent at the standard royalty rate of 0.7%. No litigation was filed against California RSA No. 3, and the licensing agreement was reached amicably among the parties.
Farmer’s Mutual Telephone Company was a third-party defendant in a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Kyocera. Farmer’s Mutual decided to settle and license the DTL patent.
California RSA No. 3 and Farmer’s Mutual become the 30th and 31st companies to which General Patent has licensed the DTL patent.
About Digital Technologies Licensing LLC
Digital Technology Licensing LLC is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 titled “Digital Output Transducer” which is now expired. DLT is a portfolio company of IP Holdings LLC and is managed by General Patent Corporation. A non-exclusive license under the patent is available for past sales at DTL’s standard royalty rate of 0.7% on non-discriminatory terms. For licensing terms, contact Kathlene Ingham at 845-368-4000 x107. For more information, please visit www.digitaltechnologylicensing.com.
For licensing terms, contact Kathlene Ingham at 845-368-4000 x107. For more information, please visit www.digitaltechnologylicensing.com.
About IP Holdings LLC
IP Holdings LLC, an affiliate of General Patent Corporation, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization. IP-Holdings provides IP-related financial services and IP brokerage services, and operates an idea incubator. IP Holdings is a member of DTL. For more information on IP Holdings, visit www.ip-holdings.com.