Touch-Enabled Devices

 
Unlocking potential in touch-enabled technologies

The Philips Touch-Enabled Devices patent release program gives companies access to a broad range of technologies used in today’s touch-enabled devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and all-in-one PCs. The Philips Touch-Enabled Devices patent portfolio comprises some 450 patents.

Touch-Enabled Devices

 
Unlocking potential in touch-enabled technologies

The Philips Touch-Enabled Devices patent release program gives companies access to a broad range of technologies used in today’s touch-enabled devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and all-in-one PCs. The Philips Touch-Enabled Devices patent portfolio comprises some 450 patents.

By making available these patented technologies and innovations, Philips facilitates access to the market of touch-enabled devices. If you are engaged in the sale or manufacture of touch-enabled devices, you may benefit from the program.
Within this program, the right to use the technology covered by the Philips Touch-Enabled Device patents is granted by way of a legal release for prior sales. The releases are granted by Philips after submission of each quarterly royalty report and payment in full of all royalties due.

Patents


The chart below illustrates the broad range of technologies covered by the Philips touch-enabled devices patents available under the registration program.
AMR
WMA
Audio Interfacing
Authentication/DRM
Backlighting
Chipset & Accelerometer Design
AMR Encoding
Windows Media Audio
Audio over HDMI - Pause burst
Distance Measurement Authentication
Ajustable Backlight Intensity
Chip Protocols
AMR Decoding
Audio over HDMI - IEC preamble
VOD Authentication
Backlight Compensation
ARM Instruction Set
AMR Decoding #2
Audio over HDMI - Muting
DRM systems
Led Backlighting using 2D LED array
Separate power control over independent cores
AMR WB Decoding
Temporal Proximity
Enhancing Secondary Color
Secure Locality Verification
Compiler/Software Architecture
DLNA/Connecitivity
Graphical User Interface
Streaming & Services
Touchscreen Interfaces
JIT compiler
Downloadable Abstract Model
Personalized Data Lists
Subtitle timestamp
Touch Screen Zooming 1
Hardware virtual machine interpreter
Host-Item Identification
Selection from Mosaic
Subtitle duration
Touch Screen Zooming 2
App Controlling Second App
Automatic app download for accessory
Gravitational Controlled GUI
Live Streaming via file segments
Touch Screen with shifted view
Embedding Object ID in URL
Displaying Ringtones
Environment aware user conversation
Charge Pumping
Menu Blending
Recommendation based on present scene
Touch Screen with pressure dependent feedback
2-Way Messaging
Two axis navigation control
GUI with Control Bands
Location Alarm Additional information in video
Segments
Helper character #1
Keyframe scrolling
Helper character #2

In the download section you will find a list of the available touch-enabled patents available under the program.
 

Note that in addition to rights under Philips touch-enabled device patents, your company may require licenses for mobile phones, tablets, laptops and all-in-one PCs under technically essential patents of Philips covering various technical standards including, but not limited to, AAC, UMTS/LTE, MPEG-2, H.264 and H.265.

Low-cost patent release


Our low-cost patent release program enables sellers and manufacturers of touch-enabled devices to enrich their customers' media and connectivity experience with our many patented technologies.
 

The program offers registrants the opportunity to report the sales of touch-enabled devices under the relevant product categories, pay the applicable royalties, and then receive a legal release for the products duly reported and paid for. Registrants can choose between two different systems of royalty calculation, depending on what suits them best.

How to join


Joining the Philips Touch-Enabled Device Patent release program is easy. Philips IP specialists operate globally and are ready to respond to your questions. They will work with you on every step, so you can quickly start using our patent-protected technology.
 

How do we determine royalties?
Royalties are determined either on a product-by-product and country-by-country basis (Discrete Rate Agreement) or a simpler flat rate basis (Blended Rate Agreement). The same approach for the determination of royalties is available to all registrants.
 

1. Get in touch with a licensing specialist. 
Your personal contact person will explain the program in detail and answer any questions you might have. 
 

2. Portfolio analysis
We'll work with you to determine which of your products should be covered under a registrant agreement.
 

3. Choose the best solution for your business
Choose between the Blended Rate and Discrete Rate for royalties and sign the patent registration agreement.

Royalties and payment


We offer two different royalty calculation methods.

The Blended Rate


The Blended Rate agreement incorporates a flat royalty rate applicable to every sold touch-enabled device. This involves less recordkeeping, paperwork and interaction between you, as registrant, and Philips and in many situations will also provide lower overall royalty payments than the Discrete Rate. The Blended Rate agreement has a Standard Rate of US$0.99 per device sold and a Compliance Rate of US$0.75 per device sold. The Compliance Rate is only available upon pre-payment of royalties each calendar quarter and full compliance with the terms of the Blended Rate Agreement. 

The Discrete Rate


The Discrete Rate agreement incorporates a product-by-product royalty calculation method based on the number of feature sets used and identified in the Discrete Rate agreement. Each feature set has a corresponding royalty rate. The total royalty for each product is the sum of the royalties for the feature sets used in the country of manufacture or sale. This calculation method requires discussion with your Philips contact for each new or revised product falling within the scope of the definitions used in the Agreement. The royalty may vary from product to product and even from country to country for the same product.  In some situations, the overall royalties payable may be lower than under the Blended Rate approach and may be advantageous despite the greater complexity.

For further explanation, see the download “Explanation of Agreements”.

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