The Kudelski Group and RPX Corporation Enter into Broad Patent Licensing Agreement
CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND and SAN FRANCISCO – August 03, 2016 – The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), a leading independent provider of media protection and value-added service technology, and RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC), the leading provider of patent risk solutions, today announced they have entered into a broad-based patent licensing agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, RPX receives the right to sublicense a limited number of companies to Kudelski Group patents. Kudelski receives an upfront payment, mutual patent risk clearance, and a future transfer of patents from RPX. Additionally, Kudelski joins the RPX client network.
“We are pleased to finalize this agreement with RPX,” said Joe Chernesky, Senior Vice President of Intellectual Property and Innovation at the Kudelski Group. “The Kudelski Group has a proud track record as an innovator and technology leader that spans six decades. Building on that solid foundation, we continue to differentiate ourselves in the industry as a principled and pragmatic leader in developing and licensing technology and intellectual property. Operating companies benefit when they respect each other’s intellectual property rights and license patents in a reasonable and collaborative manner.”
“In bringing together operating companies in complex deals such as this one, we reduce the uncertainty of patent-related risk and continue to transform the patent market with our clearinghouse approach,” said Mallun Yen, Executive Vice President of RPX. “By moving patent transactions out of the courtroom and into the deal room, we introduce transparency, scalability, and efficiency, leading to rational outcomes for all parties.”
About the Kudelski Group The Kudelski Group (Swiss stock exchange SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital security and a provider of end-to-end convergent media solutions to the digital entertainment industry, including services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue in digital television, internet, mobile and interactive applications. The Group offers cybersecurity solutions and services to enterprises, financial institutions, government administrations and the media industry. It also supplies integrated solutions to manage access control of people and vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group holds over 4,900 issued and pending patents worldwide, and is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix, AZ. For more information, please visit www.nagra.com.
About RPX RPX Corporation (NASDAQ: RPXC) is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services and advisory services. Since its founding in 2008, RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. The San Francisco-based company’s pioneering approach combines principal capital, deep patent expertise, and client contributions to generate enhanced patent buying power. By acquiring patents and patent rights, RPX helps to mitigate and manage patent risk for its growing client network.
As of March 31, 2016, RPX had invested over $2 billion to acquire more than 15,000 US and international patent assets and rights on behalf of nearly 290 clients in eight key sectors: automotive, consumer electronics and PCs, E-commerce and software, financial services, media content and distribution, mobile communications and devices, networking, and semiconductors.