PHILIPS AND MOTOROLA ANNOUNCE CROSS-LICENSING AGREEMENT
PHILIPS AND MOTOROLA ANNOUNCE CROSS-LICENSING AGREEMENT ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Philips
Electronics N.V., of the Netherlands and Motorola, Inc. of the United States have announced today a cross-licensing agreement which includes patents in the field of digital cellular radio communication systems. The agreement covers several standards, in particular European GSM (Group Special Mobile), PCN (Personal Communication Network) and US-TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) presently knows as IS-54.
According to Motorola and Philips, this bilateral agreement will contribute to a rapid introduction of cellular mobile radio communication systems both in Europe and in North America. Both companies consider the GSM standards critical to the success of future digital cellular systems. The removal of barriers associated with patent rights will make it easier for system suppliers to implement an internationally standardized cellular system. "This agreement gives Motorola and Philips design freedom that will enhance the digital systems of tomorrow," said Jack Scanlon, corporate vice president and general manager of Motorola's Cellular Infrastructure Group." "This agreement underlines Philips' policy to support international standardization," said Wim Huisman, chairman of the management of Philips' Communication Systems division "and this agreement will be beneficial to all those who will invest in these fast developing technologies." The patent license covers infrastructure equipment for mobile communication as well as mobile telephones. Both companies have strong patent positions in mobile communication systems. They hold, respectively, basic patents on the GSM and PCN standards, such as the full bit rate speech coding patent rights of Philips for the GSM/PCN standard and of Motorola for the North American standard, TDMA. Other terms of the agreement were not disclosed. In addition to providing mobiles and infrastructure for mobile communications, Philips' Communication Systems product division is also a major player with respect to the provision of customer-based solutions for cable transmission, network access and management, video conferencing, data communication, radio transmission, rural telephony and business communications. Motorola is the world's leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of cellular systems, infrastructure equipment and subscriber products. The company is also one of the leading providers of electronic equipment, systems, components and services for worldwide markets. -0- 3/31/92 /CONTACT: Cor Vreven of Philips Electronics, 31-40-757005, David A. Pinsky of Motorola, 708-632-2841/ (MOT) CO: Motorola, Inc.; Philips Electronics N.V. ST: Illinois IN: TLS SU: LIC SM -- NY095 -- 3627 03/31/92 17:29 EST
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