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Center's Essential Patent Evaluation

1. About "Center's Essential Patent Evaluation"

The Essential Patent Evaluation is to be conducted by the Center through its evaluators to determine whether or not a particular patent is essential for implementation of the functions and effects as prescribed in one or more of the technical standards (hereinafter, the "Subject Technical Standards") which are specified in the agreement between the Center and the Licensing Organization of Essential Patents relating to the Subject Technical Standards (hereinafter, the "Licensing Organization").

The Procedures for Essential Patent Evaluation are provided for in the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation" As for the flow of the procedures, please refer to the "Procedural Flow of Essential Patent Evaluation.".

Please prepare and submit to the Center an application for Essential Patent Evaluation using the form for " Application for Essential Patent Evaluation" set by the Center.

The Licensing Organization will set the fees for essential patent evaluation in a written agreement with the Center in each of the patent pool to be established.

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2. Procedural Flow of Essential Patent Evaluation

Note : Hereinafter, the same as the flow chart of (1) above. Provided, as for the appointment of evaluators, however, the persons who conducted the preceding Essential Patent Evaluation at issue shall be appointed as the evaluators.

Note : Hereinafter, the same as the flow chart of (1) above. Provided, as for the appointment of evaluators, however, the persons who conducted the preceding Essential Patent Evaluation at issue shall be appointed as the evaluators.
In addition, the Evaluators for a Restated Evaluation for Negation shall give an opportunity to the patent owner to submit a written counter-argument against the grounds described in the written application for Restated Essential Patent Evaluation, setting forth an appropriate time frame for response.

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3. Call for Patents that are Essential for the Digital Broadcasting Standards ( the ARIB Standards ) for Patent License Purposes

1. On August 8, 2006, ULDAGE Inc., a company engaged in patent license business, issued a news release announcing a call for patents that are essential for the ARIB Standards mentioned above. The details are recited below.

Any questions about the news release are to be addressed to the following contact:

Contact ULDAGE Inc.
Address Imperial Tower, 8th floor, 1-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, JAPAN
Telephone +81-3-3500-1572
Facsimile +81-3-3500-1573
E-mail
Website http://www.uldage.com/

2. The Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center will conduct essential patent evaluation, through it's evaluators, for the patents submitted to determine whether they are essential for the ARIB Standards in accordance with the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation", as established by the Center, and will issue a Written Essential Patent Evaluation.

To obtain a Written Essential Patent Evaluation, the applicant must submit to the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center an Application for Essential Patent Evaluation and other documents required in accordance with the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation" mentioned above and pay the prescribed fees.

3. For the procedures to apply for the Essential Patent Evaluation , refer to the "Procedures for Application for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Digital Broadcasting Standards (the ARIB Standards)" on this website.

News Release
Call for Patents that are Essential for the Digital Broadcasting Standards (the ARIB Standards) forPatent License Purposes:

August 8, 2006

ULDAGE Inc.

Today, August 8, 2006, ULDAGE Inc., a company engaged in patent license business, issued a call for patents that are essential for the Digital Broadcasting Standards developed by the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (hereinafter referred to as the "ARIB Standards"). The purpose of the call is to create a joint patent pool consisting of the patents that are evaluated by an independent and neutral professional institution as being essential for the ARIB Standards in order to grant an overall license under the fair and reasonable conditions, thereby promoting expansion of the digital broadcasting market in Japan.
The details of the patent submission and the patent evaluation procedures are as follows:

1. Patents to be submitted:
Patents that are:

(1) technically essential for the implementation of the following ARIB Standards, and
(2) issued in Japan.

NUMBER TITLE OF THE ARIB STANDARDS
ARIB STD-B10 Service Information for Digital Broadcasting System
ARIB STD-B20 Transmission System for Digital Satellite Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B21 Receiver for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B24 Data Coding and Transmission Specifications for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B25 Conditional Access System Specification for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B29 Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B30 Receiver for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B31 Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B32 Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB TR-B13 * Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB TR-B14 Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
ARIB TR-B15 Operational Guidelines for BS/Broadband CS Digital Broadcasting

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standards, MPEG-4 Standards, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Standards, IEEE1394 Standards and Server-type Broadcasting are to be excluded.

* ARIB TR-B13 was abolished on July 31, 2014.

2. Institution undertaking Essential Patent Evaluation:
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center

Contact: Secretariat of Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013
Telephone: +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail:

3. Schedule for the Patent Submission and the Patent Evaluation:

August 8, 2006: Call for Patent Submission
September 8, 2006: Closing of the Initial Submission
(The Call for the Initial Submission will be closed on the date mentioned above to decide the participants in the first meeting of the Essential Patent Holders. However, the Patent Submission and the Patent Evaluation will be continued thereafter.)
November 2006: The first meeting of the Essential Patent Holders

4. Evaluation Fees:

The fees for evaluation are :

(1) 800,000 yen for a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is 1 or 2; and

(2) 1,000,000 yen for a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is 3 or 4.

(3) In a case in where the numder of claims submitted for evaluation exceeds 4, an additional amount of 100,000 yen is to be added for each additional claim (according to the Rules of the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center).

For further information, please visit the website of ULDAGE Inc. For the procedures to apply for the Essential Patent Evaluation, please visit the website of Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center.

ULDAGE Inc. Website: http://www.uldage.com/
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center Website: http://www.ip-adr.gr.jp/

About ULDAGE Inc.:

ULDAGE Inc. was established for the purpose of promoting the management of patent pool licenses.

Company name: ULDAGE Inc.
Address: Imperial Tower 8th floor, 1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo,Japan
Established: July 13, 2006
President & CEO: Yoshihide Nakamura
Lines of Business:
(1) Management of businesses relating to collection of royalties from the licensees for their making use of the essential patents, distribution of the collected royalties among the essential patent holders, and other managements related thereto.
(2) Execution and management of patent license contracts, such as preparation of written contracts and negotiations for the conclusion of patent license contracts, etc.
(3) Patent search for the patents thought to be essential for the technologies relating to the licenses granted.

Contact Information:

ULDAGE Inc.
Telephone: +81-3-3500-1572
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-1573

E-mail:
Website: http://www.uldage.com/

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4. Procedures for Application for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Digital Broadcasting Standards (the ARIB Standards)

1. The technical standards which are subject to this call for patents shall be limited to the ARIB Standards designated below.

No.Title of ARIB Standard
ARIB
STD-B10
Service Information for Digital Broadcasting System
ARIB
STD-B20
Transmission System for Digital Satellite Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B21
Receiver for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B24
Data Coding and Transmission Specifications for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B25
Conditional Access System Specification for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B29
Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B30
Receiver for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B31
Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B32
Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB
TR-B13 *
Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB
TR-B14
Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
ARIB
TR-B15
Operational Guidelines for BS/Broadband CS Digital Broadcasting

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standard, MPEG-4 Standard, H.264|MPEG4AVC Standard, IEEE1394 Standard, and the portion of Server-type Broadcasting are to be excluded.

* ARIB TR-B13 was abolished on July 31, 2014.

The designation of these technical standards is made pursuant to the provisions of Article 2 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation. These are designated as "1. Subject Technical Standards relating to Digital Broadcasting ARIB Standards Patent Pool" in the Appendix 1 to the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation, under the title "Technical Standards subject to Essential Patent Evaluation by the Center." Please refer to any applicable items contained in the "Center's Essential Patent Evaluation" on this homepage.

2. For an application for Essential Patent Evaluation, please take the following steps before the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (hereinafter, the "Center") in accordance with the provisions of Articles 3 and 14 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation.

(1) For preparation of a written application, please use the predetermined format set by the Center, which can be downloaded from the Center's website. A written application form is to be submitted to the Center's Secretariat in electronic medium. In this connection, please refer to the item (3) below for further details.

(2) The Application form must be accompanied with the following items:
(a) Materials which are thought to be useful to support the applicant's contention on the grounds for essentiality and the list of such supporting materials,
(b) Copy of the Patent Gazette as published,
(c) Copy of the Patent Register,
(d) Copy of the Complete Set of File Wrapper,
(e) Certificate of Qualification of Representative, if the applicant is a juridical person,
(f) Document which shows the agent's representationship (power of attorney), if such an agent is appointed. and
(g) Letter of "Oath and Consent" in the form as designated in Appendix 2 by the Licensing Organization.

(3) Procedures for an application for essential patent evaluation are to be conducted electronically and, therefore, every document and material relating to the application is to be prepared and submitted in electronic form. As for the method by which the application is to be submitted electronically, please be sure to contact the Center's Secretariat, beforehand each time an application is to be submitted, for the information and explanation as to the method for submission of the application to a predetermined folder, which is to be set for your particular application and onto which the application is to be uploaded. What are required to be sent to the Center in electronic medium are one complete set of the written Application Form and its attachements of referential materials in PDF format and the written Application Form (without its attachments) in Word format.

Contact: The Secretariat the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
Address: c/o The Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013,JAPAN
Telephone: +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail:

    

(Note 1)
For the "Grounds for Essential Patent Evaluation" in the Application for Essential Patent Evaluation form, please prepare your explanation on the comparison of the claims of the subject patent with the applicable Subject Standards in a table format as set forth in the Application Form. Please refer to a filled-in example of the Application Form attached hereto.

(Not available at this time but a revised one currently under preparation).

(Note 2)
As for the List of Materials referred to in (2)(a) above, please identify each material with a number in sequence beginning with "1", such as "Material No.1, Material No.2, and indicate the title of material, the date produced/published, the name of author, and what is inteded to prove by each such material.

(Note 3)
In case you quote, in your explanation/contention, any portion from the mateials under item (2)(a) above, namely the documents submitted to the JPO including application documents, documents received from the JPO, Gazettes, and relevant prior art documents, etc., please clearly point out such portion on the material by underlining or encircling in red line.

(Note 4)
In case the applicant is a juridical person, as for item (2)(e) above, please submit one original copy of the Certificate of Qualification of Representative or a certified copy of the Commercial Register issued by the competent local Legal Affairs Bureau having the jurisdiction over the company concerned (within three (3) months from the date of issuance).

(Note 5)
The form for the Oath and Consent under item (2) (g) above is available for download from this Center's website:http://www.ip-adr.gr.jp/.

3. Application fees for the Essential Patent Evaluation for the ARIB Standard are set under agreement with the Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Preparatory Committee as follows:

(1) In a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is one (1) or two (2)---762,000 yen plus consumption tax
(2) In a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is three (3) or four (4)---952,000 yen plus consumption tax
(3) In a case in where the number of claims submitted for evaluation exceeds four (4) ---an additional amount of 95,000 yen plus consumption tax is to be added per each additional claim.

Payment of the application fee must be made by bank transfer to the following bank account:

< Bank Account >
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
(Nihon Chiteki Zaisan Chusai Center)
Mitsui Sumitomo Bank Kasumigaseki Branch Office
Ordinary Deposit Account No. 6559091

4. When an application for Essential Patent Evaluation is submitted, the Center will appoint a pair of the evaluators consisting of an attorney-at-law and a patent attorney, who are neutral and impartial and have no conflict of interest in handling the case. The evaluation will be completed in two (2) months from receipt of the application as a rule.

5. If you have any questions regarding the application procedures for the Essential Patent Evaluation, please contact the following:

Contact: The Secretariat the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
Address: c/o The Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013,JAPAN
Telephone: +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail:

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5. The ARIB Standards Designated by the Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Preparatory Committee as the Technical Standards for the ARIB Standards Patent Pool for Digital Broadcasting (Appendix 1-1 under Article 2 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation)

1. ARIB Standards designated by the Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting Preparatory Committee as the Subject Technical Standards for the ARIB Standards patent pool relating to digital broadcasting.

No. TITLE OF THE ARIB STANDARDS
ARIB
STD-B10
Service Information for Digital Broadcasting System
ARIB
STD-B20
Transmission System for Digital Satellite Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B21
Receiver for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B24
Data Coding and Transmission Specifications for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B25
Conditional Access System Specification for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B29
Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B30
Receiver for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B31
Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
ARIB
STD-B32
Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB
TR-B13 *
Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Sound Broadcasting
ARIB
TR-B14
Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
ARIB
TR-B15
Operational Guidelines for BS/Broadband CS Digital Broadcasting

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standard, MPEG-4 Standard, H.264|MPEG4AVC Standard, IEEE1394 Standard, and the portion of Server-type Broadcasting are to be excluded.

* ARIB TR-B13 was abolished on July 31, 2014.

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6. Form for the "Oath and Consent" set by ULDAGE Inc. for the ARIB Standards Patent Pool for Digital Broadcasting (Appendix 2 under Article 3, Paragraph 3, Item No. 4 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation)

OATH AND CONSENT ON ESSENTIAL PATENT EVALUATION

With regard to the filing of applications for Essential Patent Evaluation with the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (hereinafter referred to as the "Center"), we/I, the undersigned ______________________________________________________(name) (hereinafter referred to as the "Applicant") do hereby duly sworn, depose and say that:

1. The Applicant shall agree to comply with the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation established by the Center.

2. The Applicant shall not use the results of the Essential Patent Evaluation received from the Center for any purposes other than joining any or all of the Patent Pools set out below:
・The ARIB Standards for Digital Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Digital Cable Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High- Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High-Definition Television Cable Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High-Definition Television IPTV Broadcasting Patent Pool

3. The Applicant shall not use or otherwise disclose to others the contents, inclusive of the results, of the Essential Patent Evaluation received from the Center except for use in participating in the Pool.

4. The Applicant shall make applications for Essential Patent Evaluation in good faith only in respect of the patents that are considered in the Applicant's belief to be valid and essential.

5. The Applicant shall not raise any objections against any of the Evaluators in their representing any third party in a dispute against the Applicant in the future, except for a dispute involving the patents for which the Evaluators have handled the Essential Patent Evaluation on behalf of the Applicant.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Applicant hereby execute this document and submit the same to the Center together with the necessary documents as specified in Article 3 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation.

Dated: ______________________

Applicant: _____________________________________________

By: ______________________________________________

PDF file format (97.3KB)

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7. Call for Patents that are Essential for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards for Patent License Purposes

1. On December 21, 2007, ULDAGE Inc., a company engaged in patent license business, issued a call for patents that are essential for the Standards mentioned above. The details are recited below.

Any questions about the contents of the news release are to be addressed to the following contact:

Contact ULDAGE Inc.
Address Imperial Tower 8th floor, 1-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, Japan
Telephone +81-3-3500-1572
Facsimile +81-3-3500-1573
E-mail
Website http://www.uldage.com/

2. The Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center will conduct evaluation, through it's evaluators, for the patents submitted to determine as to whether they are essential for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards in accordance with the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation " as established by the Center and will issue a Written Essential Patent Evaluation.

To obtain a Written Essential Patent Evaluation , the applicant must submit to the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center an application for Essential Patent Evaluation and other documents required in accordance with the
"Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation" mentioned above and pay the prescribed fees.

3. For the procedures to apply for the Essential Patent Evaluation, refer to the " Procedures for Application for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards" on this website.

News Release
Call for Patents that are Essential for the Digital Cable
Broadcasting Standards for Patent License Purposes

December 21, 2007
ULDAGE Inc.

Today, December 21, 2007, ULDAGE Inc., a company engaged in patent license business, issued a call for patents that are essential for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards in Japan listed below:

・The Standards developed by the Japan Cable Television Engineering Association (hereinafter referred to as the JCTEA Standards);
・The Operational Guidelines developed by the JCTA Japan Cable Laboratories (hereinafter referred to as the JCL Operational Guidelines); and
・The Standards developed by the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (hereinafter referred to as the ARIB Standards).

The purpose of ths call is to create a joint patent pool consisting of the patents that are evaluated by an independent and neutral professional institution as being essential for the above-mentioned Standards to grant licenses under fair and reasonable conditions, thereby promoting expansion of the digital cable broadcasting market in Japan.

The details of the patent submission and the patent evaluation procedures are as follows:

1. Patents to be submitted:
Patents that are:

(1) technically essential for the implementation of the JCTEA Standards, the JCL Operational Guidelines and the ARIB Standards as identified below, and
(2) issued in Japan.

NUMBER TITLE OF THE STANDARDS
JCTEA STD-001 Conditional Access System for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting
JCTEA STD-002 Multiplexing Device for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting
JCTEA STD-003 Standards for Service Information Structure and the Operation of Identifiers for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting
JCTEA STD-007 Digital Cable TV Sets for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting
JCTEA STD-011 Pass-through Transmission System for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting and Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting
JCTEA STD-012 Headphone Amplifier for Joint Reception of Digital Cable TV Broadcasting and Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting
JCL SPEC-001 Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting
JCL SPEC-001-01 Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting
Detailed Specifications for Abuse Prevention Function
JCL SPEC-001-02 Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting
Operational Guidelines for Download Function
JCL SPEC-002 Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for CS Digital Broadcasting at 110 Degrees of East Longitude
JCL SPEC-003 Operational Guidelines for Re-multiplexing for Digital Broadcasting (Independent Broadcasting)
JCL SPEC-004 Operational Guidelines for Re-multiplexing for Digital Broadcasting (i-HITS)
JCL SPEC-005 Operational Guidelines for JC-HITS Trans-modulation
JCL SPEC-006 Operational Guidelines for Pass-through Transmission for Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting and Independent Broadcasting
JCL SPEC-007 Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting and Independent Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B20 Transmission System for Digital Satellite Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B24 Data Coding and Transmission Specifications for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B25 Conditional Access System Specification for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B31 Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
ARIB STD-B32 Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital Broadcasting
ARIB TR-B14 Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting
ARIB TR-B15 Operational Guidelines for BS/Broadband CS Digital Broadcasting
Other ARIB Standards Any portions of the ARIB Standards which are referred to in.the JCTEA and JCL Standards mentioned above as being complied with.

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standards, MPEG-4 Standards, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Standards, IEEE1394 Standards and Server-type Broadcasting are to be excluded.

(Note) Code symbol "JCL" has been changed to "JLabs" as from October, 2009.

(3) For patents comprising the existing ARIB essential patent portfolios for direct broadcasting using radio waves and which have already received the evaluation as being essential exclusively for the ARIB Standards mentioned above, those are subject to confirmatory evaluation and not for an ordinary evaluation. ( See item " Confirmatory Evaluation " below.)

2. Institution undertaking the Essential Patent Evaluation:
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center

Contact: The Secretariat, the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
c/o The Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, JAPAN
Telephone: +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail:

3. Schedule for the Patent Submission and the Patent Evaluation:

December 21, 2007: Call for Patent Submission
February 29, 2008: Closing of the Initial Submission
( The Call for the Initial Submission will be closed on the date mentioned above to decide the participants in the first meeting of the Essential Patent Holders. However, the Patent Submission and the Patent Evaluation will be continued thereafter.)
End of May 2008: The first meeting of the Essential Patent Holders

Upon completion of the evaluation for the patents submitted during the Initial Submission Period, a notice of the first meeting of the Essential Patent Holders will be sent to those who have received the evaluation as an essential patent for their patent or patents.

4. Evaluation Fees:

The fees for evaluation are :

(1) 800,000 yen for a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is 1 or 2; and
(2) 1,000,000 yen for a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is 3 or 4.
(3) In a case where the number of claims submitted for evaluation exceeds 4, an additional amount of 100,000 yen is to be added for each additional claim (according to the Rules of the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center).

The fee for the Confirmatory Evaluation is 50,000 yen per patent.
For further information, please visit the website of ULDAGE Inc.
For the procedures for applying for the Essential Patent Evaluation, please visit the website of the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center.

ULDAGE Inc. Website: http://www.uldage.com/
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center Website: http://www.ip-adr.gr.jp/

About ULDAGE Inc.

ULDAGE Inc. was established for the purpose of promoting the management of patent pool licenses.

Company name: ULDAGE Inc.
Address: Imperial Tower 8th floor, 1-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Established: July 13, 2006
President & CEO: Yoshihide Nakamura
Lines of Business:
(1) Management of businesses relating to collection of royalties from the licensees for their making use of the essential patents, distribution of the collected royalties among the essential patent holders, and other managements related thereto.
(2) Execution and management of patent license contracts, such as the preparation of written contracts, negotiations for the conclusion of patent license contract, etc.
(3) Patent search for the patents thought to be essential for the technologies relating to the licenses granted.

Contact Information:

ULDAGE Inc.
Telephone: +81-3-3500-1572
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-1573
E-mail:
Website: http://www.uldage.com/

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8. Procedures for Application for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards

1. The technical standards which are subject to the call for patents shall be limited to the standards designated below:

NUMBER TITLE OF THE STANDARDS REMARKS
JCTEA
STD-001
Conditional Access System for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting  
JCTEA
STD-002
Multiplexing Device for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA
STD-003
Standards for Service Information Structure and the Operation of Identifiers for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA
STD-007
Digital Cable TV Sets for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA
STD-011
Pass-through Transmission System for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting and Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA
STD-012
Headphone Amplifier for Joint Reception of Digital Cable TV Broadcasting and Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting 
JLabs
SPEC-001
Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting 
JLabs
SPEC-001-01
Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting Detailed Specifications for Abuse Prevention Function  
JLabs
SPEC-001-02
Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting
Operational Guidelines for Download Function
 
JLabs
SPEC-002
Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for CS Digital Broadcasting at 110 Degrees of East Longitude 
JLabs
SPEC-003
Operational Guidelines for Re-multiplexing for Digital Broadcasting (Independent Broadcasting) 
JLabs
SPEC-004
Operational Guidelines for Re-multiplexing for Digital Broadcasting (i-HITS) 
JLabs
SPEC-005
Operational Guidelines for JC-HITS Trans-modulation 
JLabs
SPEC-006
Operational Guidelines for Pass-through Transmission for Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting and Independent Broadcasting 
JLabs
SPEC-007
Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting and Independent Broadcasting 
ARIB
STD-B20
Transmission System for Digital Satellite BroadcastingThe entire portion of the Multiplexing Technology for the transmission side is to be excluded.
ARIB
STD-B24
Data Coding and Transmission Specifications for Digital BroadcastingBook 1, Part 2, Section 4.4 and Book 2, Appendixes 4 and 5 are to be excluded.
ARIB
STD-B25
Conditional Access System Specification for Digital BroadcastingPart 1, Chapters 5 and 6, Part 2 are to be excluded.
ARIB
STD-B31
Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Television BroadcastingThe entire portion of the Hierarchical Transmission Technology for the transmission side is to be excluded.
ARIB
STD-B32
Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital Broadcasting 
ARIB
TR-B14
Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Television BroadcastingThe entire portion of the Delivery and transmission technology for the one-segment broadcasting section is to be excluded.
The C Profile for the receivers is to be excluded.
ARIB
TR-B15
Operational Guidelines for BS/Broadband CS Digital BroadcastingThe entire portion of the Delivery and Transmission Technology is to be excluded.
Other ARIB StandardsAny portions of the ARIB Standards which are referred to in the JCTEA or JLabs Standards mentioned above as being complied with.There exist certain portions in the ARIB STD-B10 and B21 Standards, which are referred to in the Standards or Operational Guidelines on the cable broadcasting side as being complied with.

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standards, MPEG-4 Standards, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Standards, IEEE1394 Standards and Server-type Broadcasting are to be excluded.

(Note) Code symbol "JCL" has been changed to "JLabs" as from October, 2009.

These standards are designated in accordance with the provisions of Article 2 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation as "2. Technical Standards for Digital Cable Broadcasting Pool" in Appendix 1 to the Procedural Rules under the title "The Technical Standards for the Center's Essential Patent Evaluation". See the Center's Essential Patent Evaluation on this website for details.

2. For filing an application for essential patent evaluation with the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (hereinafter referred to as the "Center" ), the Applicant must take the following procedures in accordance with the provisions of Articles 3 and 14 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation:

(1) For preparation of a written application, please use the predetermined format set by the Center, which can be downloaded from the Center's website. A written application form is to be submitted to the Center's Secretariat in electronic medium. In this connection, please refer to the item (3) below for further details.

(2) The following documents are to be attached to the Application Form:
(a) The referential materials considered to be useful to supports the reasons for essentiality of the patent in question and the list of referential materials,
(b) Copy of the Patent Gazette as published,
(c) Copy of the Patent Register,
(d) Copies of the complete set of the Patent Office file wrapper,
(e), In case the Applicant is a legal entity, a Certificate of Representative's Qualification,
(f) A Power of Attorney, in case the application is to be filed by an attorney entrusted with by the Applicant. and
(g) An "Oath and Consent" form, executed by the Applicant, of which form is designated by the License Organization concerned as Appendix 2 below.

    

(3) Procedures for an application for essential patent evaluation are to be conducted electronically and, therefore, every document and material relating to the application is to be prepared and submitted in electronic form. As for the method by which the application is to be submitted electronically, please be sure to contact the Center's Secretariat, beforehand each time an application is to be submitted, for the information and explanation as to the method for submission of the application to a predetermined folder, which is to be set for your particular application and onto which the application is to be uploaded. What are required to be sent to the Center in electronic medium are one complete set of the written Application Form and its attachments of referential materials in PDF format and the written Application Form (without its attachments) in Word format.

The Secretariat, Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
c/o Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, JAPAN
Telephone: +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail:

(Note 1) With regard to the manner in which to designate an applicable portion or portions of the Standards, which is to be made in the Application Form mentioned under item (1) above, please take note of the following, which is specific to the evaluation for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards, in addition to the general notes under item No.4 described at the end of the Application Form mentioned in item (1) above.

In a case in which to recite and designate a portion of the JCTEA Standards and /or the JLabs Operational Guidelines, which portion refers to the ARIB Standards as being complied with, designation of such portion of the Standards is to be made in the following manner:

"△△△ ( to quote the portion of the Standards ) of the ARIB Standards ( to specify with it's Standard No., Title, Edition No. and it's Date of Revision ), of which portion is referred to in ○○○ ( to quote the portion of the Standards ) of the JCTEA Standards / the JLabs Operational Guidelines ( to specify with it's Standard No., Title, Edition No. and it's Date of Revision ) as being complied with."

(Note 2) With regard to the item "Reasons for Essentiality" in the Application Form, the compatibility of the Claim elements with their corresponding portions of the Standards is to be made in a table format as set out in the Application Form. An English filled-in sample form is currently not available.

(Note 3) For the List of Referential Materials under item (a) above, those references are to be identified by corresponding numbers in sequence beginning with, for example, Reference No.1, with the Title of the Reference, the Date of Preparation/Issuance, the Names of the Composers, the Purpose of Use, etc.

(Note 4) When quoting, in the Application Form, certain portions of the references submitted, such as, for examples, the papers and notices filed with and received from the Patent Office in connection with the patent at issue, the Patent Gazette, the prior art references concerned, such portions quoted are to be clearly indicated on the references concerned by encircling the portions in red.

(Note 5) As for a Certificate of Representative's Qualification under item (e) above, submit a Certificate of Representative or a Certified Copy of the Commercial Register, issued within three months. Such a copy can be obtained at the competent local Legal Affairs Bureau having jurisdiction over the Applicant corporation concerned.

(Note 6) Form for the Oath and Consent under item (g) above can be downloaded from the Center's website (http://www.ip-adr.gr.jp/)

3. The Application Fees for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards are fixed under agreement with ULDAGE Inc. as follows:

(1) 762,000 yen plus consumption tax for a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is one (1) or two (2) ;
(2) 952,000 yen plus consumption tax for a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is three (3) or four (4) .
(3) In a case where the number of claims submitted for evaluation exceeds four (4), an additional amount of 95,000 yen plus consumption tax is to be added per each additional claim.

The application fee for the Essential Patent Evaluation must be paid by bank transfer to the following bank account:

< Bank Account >
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
(Nihon Chiteki Zaisan Chusai Center)
Mitsui Sumitomo Bank Kasumigaseki Branch Office
Ordinary Deposit Account No. 6559091

4. When an application for Essential Patent Evaluation is submitted, the Center will appoint a pair of the fair and neutral evaluators consisting of an attorney-at-law and a patent attorney, who have no conflict of interest in handling the case. The evaluation will be completed in two months as a rule.

5. For any questions about the procedures for the Essential Patent Evaluation, please contact the following:

Contact: The Secretariat the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
Address: c/o The Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013,JAPAN
Telephone: +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail:

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9. The Standards Designated by ULDAGE Inc. as the Standards for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Patent Pool (Appendix 1-2 under Article 2 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation)

1. Standards for Technology for Digital Cable Broadcasting Pool

NUMBER TITLE OF THE STANDARDS REMARKS
JCTEA STD-001Conditional Access System for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA STD-002Multiplexing Device for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA STD-003Standards for Service Information Structure and the Operation of Identifiers for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA STD-007Digital Cable TV Sets for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA STD-011Pass-through Transmission System for Digital Cable TV Broadcasting and Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting 
JCTEA STD-012Headphone Amplifier for Joint Reception of Digital Cable TV Broadcasting and Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting 
JLabs SPEC-001Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting 
JLabs SPEC-001-01Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting
Detailed Guidelines for Abuse Prevention Function
 
JLabs SPEC-001-02Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for BS Digital Broadcasting
Operational Specifications for Download Function
 
JLabs SPEC-002Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for CS Digital Broadcasting at 110 Degrees of East Longitude 
JLabs SPEC-003Operational Guidelines for Re-multiplexing for Digital Broadcasting (Independent Broadcasting)  
JLabs SPEC-004Operational Guidelines for Re-multiplexing for Digital Broadcasting (i-HITS) 
JLabs SPEC-005Operational Guidelines for JC-HITS Trans-modulation 
JLabs SPEC-006Operational Guidelines for Pass-through Transmission for Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting and Independent Broadcasting 
JLabs SPEC-007Operational Guidelines for Trans-modulation for Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting and Independent Broadcasting 
ARIB STD-B20Transmission System for Digital Satellite BroadcastingThe entire portion of the Multiplexing Technology for the transmission side is to be excluded.
ARIB STD-B24 Data Coding and Transmission Specifications for Digital Broadcasting Book 1, Part 2, Section 4.4 and Book 2, Appendixes 4 and 5 are to be excluded.
ARIB STD-B25Conditional Access System Specification for Digital BroadcastingPart 1, Chapters 5 and 6, Part 2 are to be excluded.
ARIB STD-B31Transmission System for Digital Terrestrial Television BroadcastingThe entire portion of the Hierarchical Transmission Technology for the transmission side is to be excluded.
ARIB STD-B32Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital Broadcasting 
ARIB TR-B14Operational Guidelines for Digital Terrestrial Television BroadcastingThe entire portion of the Delivery and Transmission Technology for the one-segment broadcasting section is to be excluded.
The C Profile for the receivers is to be excluded.
ARIB TR-B15Operational Guidelines for BS/Broadband CS Digital BroadcastingThe entire portion of the Delivery and Transmission Technology is to be excluded.
Other ARIB StandardsAny portions of the ARIB Standards which are referred to in the JCTEA and JLabs Standards mentioned above as being complied with.There exist certain portions in the ARIB STD-B10, and B21, which are referred to in the Standards or Operational Guidelines on the cable broadcasting side as being complied with.

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standards, MPEG-4 Standards, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Standards, IEEE1394 Standards and Server-type Broadcasting are to be excluded.

(Note) Code symbol "JCL" has been changed to "JLabs" as from October, 2009.

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10. Form for the "Oath and Consent" set by ULDAGE Inc. for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards Patent Pool (Appendix 2 under Article 3, Paragraph 3, Item No. 4 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation)

OATH AND CONSENT ON ESSENTIAL PATENT EVALUATION

With regard to the filing of applications for Essential Patent Evaluation with the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (hereinafter referred to as the "Center"), we/I, the undersigned ______________________________________________________(name) (hereinafter referred to as the "Applicant") do hereby duly sworn, depose and say that:

1. The Applicant shall agree to comply with the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation established by the Center.

2. The Applicant shall not use the results of the Essential Patent Evaluation received from the Center for any purposes other than joining any or all of the Patent Pools set out below:
・The ARIB Standards for Digital Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Digital Cable Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High- Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High-Definition Television Cable Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High-Definition Television IPTV Broadcasting Patent Pool

3. The Applicant shall not use or otherwise disclose to others the contents, inclusive of the results, of the Essential Patent Evaluation received from the Center except for use in participating in the Pool.

4. The Applicant shall make applications for Essential Patent Evaluation in good faith only in respect of the patents that are considered in the Applicant's belief to be valid and essential.

5. The Applicant shall not raise any objections against any of the Evaluators in their representing any third party in a dispute against the Applicant in the future, except for a dispute involving the patents for which the Evaluators have handled the Essential Patent Evaluation on behalf of the Applicant.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Applicant hereby execute this document and submit the same to the Center together with the necessary documents as specified in Article 3 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation.

Dated: ______________________

Applicant: _____________________________________________

By: ______________________________________________

PDF file format (97.3KB)

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11. Confirmatory Evaluation on Essential Patent for the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards

For applications for the Essential Patent Evaluation on the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards, there is another type of evaluation system, which is different from the ordinary evaluation system mentioned in the foregoing. Namely, a Confirmatory Evaluation on Essential Patent can be applied for in respect of the patent for which essential patent evaluation has been granted for the Digital Broadcasting Standards (ARIB Standards) under the Center's evaluation proceedings and for which the ARIB Standards used for evaluation are limited to those which are included in the Digital Cable Broadcasting Standards (Appendix 1 to the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation, "2. Standards for the Technology for Digital Cable Broadcasting")

1. To obtain this confirmatory evaluation, the Applicant is required tol submit an "Application for the Confirmatory Evaluation on Essential Patent" and other required documents and pay the prescribed amount of fee ( 48,000 yen plus consumption tax per application ).

2. Download the predetermined form for Application for Confirmatory Evaluation on Essential Patent from this website for your use to prepare the application. When preparing the application, please be sure to refer to the notes at the end of the form.

Procedures for an application for confirmatory evaluation on essential patent are to be conducted electronically and, therefore, every document and material relating to the application is to be prepared and submitted in electronic form. As for the method by which the application is to be submitted electronically, please be sure to contact the Center's Secretariat, beforehand each time an application is to be submitted, for the information and explanation as to the method for submission of the application to a predetermined folder, which is to be set for your particular application and onto which the application is to be uploaded. What are required to be sent to the Center in electronic medium are one complete set of the written Application Form and its attachments of referential materials in PDF format and the written Application Form (without its attachments) in Word format.

3. For any questions about the procedures for applying for a Confirmatory Evaluation, contact the following :

Contact The Secretariat, the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
Address c/o the Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, JAPAN
Telephone +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail

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12-1. Call for Patents that are Essential for the Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Applicable Standards (the UHDTV Standards) for Patent License Purposes

1. On August 25, 2014, ULDAGE Inc., a company engaged in patent license business, issued a news release announcing a call for patents that are essential for the UHDTV Standards mentioned above. The details are recited below.

Any questions about the news release are to be addressed to the following contact:

Contact ULDAGE Inc.
Address Imperial Tower, 8th floor, 1-1-1, Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, JAPAN
Telephone +81-3-3500-1572
Facsimile +81-3-3500-1573
E-mail
Website http://www.uldage.com/
News Release
Call for Patents that are Essential for the Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Applicable Standards (the UHDTV Standards) for Patent License Purposes:

ULDAGE Announces Call for Patents Essential to Ultra High-Definition Television (UHDTV)

August 25, 2014

ULDAGE Inc.

ULDAGE Inc. made a call for patents essential to the 4K and 8K Ultra High-Definition Television ("UHDTV") standards on August 25. UHDTV is expected to be the next generation in digital television broadcasting.

ULDAGE now licenses a package of more than 500 patents relating to the current high-definition television standards ("ISDB"). This license has played a key role in the resolution of patent issues in the market and promoted the growth of the digital television broadcasting system in Japan.

The purpose of this call is to create a scheme of a one-stop patent license under fair and reasonable terms and to serve to promote the UHDTV market in Japan. Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center ("JIPAC"), a group of independent patent experts, evaluates and determines the essentiality of the patents to the UHDTV standards.

ULDAGE encourages any party that believes it has Japanese patents essential to the UHDTV standards to submit such patents to JIPAC by December 26, 2014 for evaluation. For those who are interested in this patent call, please go to http://www.ip-adr.gr.jp/eng/ and http://www.uldage.com/en/ for more information.

About ULDAGE Inc.

ULDAGE Inc. was established in July 2006, aiming for the resolution of entanglement of patents through cooperation among parties concerned and for the creation of fair competition in this digital age. ULDAGE Inc. grants non-exclusive licenses to essential patents of multiple parties in a single package, and its business offers convenience to both patent holders and business users.

Location: Imperial Tower, 1-1-1 Uchisaiwai-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Phone: +81-(0)3-3500-1572 FAX: +81-(0)3-3500-1573
President & CEO: Yoshihide Nakamura

Patents to be submitted:
Patents that are:

(1) technically essential for the implementation of the following UHDTV Standards, and
(2) issued in Japan.

Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Applicable Standards

Standards No. Standard Name (English translation) Applicable Version Applicable Part Information
ARIB STD-B1 Digital Receiver for Digital Satellite Broadcasting Services using Communication Satellites (Desirable Specification) Version 3.0 or later Part 2 is applicable
ARIB STD-B10 Service Information for Digital Broadcasting System Version 5.4 or later Except Part 2, Annex F; Annex J; Annex M; Annex N; Annex P; and Explanation
ARIB STD-B24 Data Coding and Transmission Specification for Digital Broadcasting Version 6.0 or later Volume 3 (except Explanation) and Volume 4 (except Annex) are applicable
ARIB STD-B25 Conditional Access System Specifications for Digital Broadcasting Version 6.4 or later Except Part 1, Chapter 5, 5.2; Part1, Reference 4 and 5; Part 2,Appendix; Part 3; and Part 4
ARIB STD-B32 Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital Broadcasting Version 3.0 or later Except Part 1, Appendix A; Part 2, Interpretation 1 to 3; Part 2,Annex; Part 3, Chapter 3, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.9(7); and Part 3, Appendix A
ARIB STD-B44 Transmission System for Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite Broadcasting Version 2.0 or later Except Annex B, B.3; and Appendix 1 to 3
ARIB STD-B56 UHDTV System Parameters for Programme Production Version 1.1 or later  
ARIB STD-B60 MMT-Based Media Transport Scheme in Digital Broadcasting Systems Version 1.0 or later Except Explanation 4 and Appendix
ARIB STD-B61 Conditional Access System (2nd Generation) and CAS Program Download System Specifications for Digital Broadcasting Version 1.0 or later Except Volume 1, Part 1, Chapter3, 3.1; and Chapter 4, 4.6 and 4.7;Part 1, Explanation 1 and 2; Part2, Explanation 1, 1.3 and1.4; andVolume 2, Explanation 1
ARIB STD-B62 Multimedia Coding Specification for Digital Broadcasting (2’nd Generation) Version 1.0 or later Except Explanation and Appendix
NEXTVF TR-0002 Contents Protection Requirements and Receiver Output Rule for the 4K Broadcasting using the Advanced Narrowband Transmission System Version 1.0 or later  
NEXTVF TR-0003 Technical Data about the Operation of the 4K Broadcasting using the Advanced Narrowband Transmission System Version 1.0 or later  

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standard, MPEG-4 Standard, H.265(HEVC) Standard, and IEEE1394 Standard are to be excluded.

2. The Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center will conduct essential patent evaluation, through it's evaluators, for the patents submitted to determine whether they are essential for the UHDTV Standards in accordance with the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation", as established by the Center, and will issue a Written Essential Patent Evaluation.

To obtain a Written Essential Patent Evaluation, the applicant must submit to the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center an Application for Essential Patent Evaluation and other documents required in accordance with the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation" mentioned above and pay the prescribed fees.

3. For the procedures to apply for the Essential Patent Evaluation , refer to the "Procedures for Application for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Digital Broadcasting Standards (the UHDTV Standards)" on this website.

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12-2. ULDAGE Announces Addtional Call for Patents Essential to Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)

1-1. On January 1, 2016, ULDAGE Inc., a company engaged in patent license business, issued a news release announcing a call for patents that are essential for the UHDTV Standards mentioned above. The details are recited below.

News Release
ULDAGE Announces Addtional Call for Patents Essential to Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)

1-2. On March 14, 2016, ULDAGE Inc., a company engaged in patent license business, issued a news release announcing a call for patents that are essential for the UHDTV Standards mentioned above. The details are recited below.

News Release
ULDAGE Announces Second Addtional CALL for Patents Essential to Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)

1-3. On December 15, 2016, ULDAGE Inc., a company engaged in patent license business, issued a news release announcing a call for patents that are essential for the UHDTV Standards mentioned above. The details are recited below.

News Release
ULDAGE Announces Third Addtional CALL for Patents Essential to Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)

2. The Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center will conduct essential patent evaluation, through it's evaluators, for the patents submitted to determine whether they are essential for the UHDTV Standards in accordance with the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation", as established by the Center, and will issue a Written Essential Patent Evaluation.

To obtain a Written Essential Patent Evaluation, the applicant must submit to the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center an Application for Essential Patent Evaluation and other documents required in accordance with the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation" mentioned above and pay the prescribed fees.

3. For the procedures to apply for the Essential Patent Evaluation , refer to the "Procedures for Application for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Digital Broadcasting Standards (the UHDTV Standards)" on this website.

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13. Procedures for Application for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Applicable Standards (the UHDTV Standards)

1. The technical standards which are subject to this call for patents shall be limited to the UHDTV Standards designated below.

Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Applicable Standards

Standards No. Standard Name (English translation) Applicable
Version
Applicable Part Information
ARIB STD-B1Digital Receiver for Digital Satellite Broadcasting Services using Communication Satellites (Desirable Specification)Version 3.0
or later
Part 2 is applicable
ARIB STD-B10Service Information for Digital Broadcasting SystemVersion 5.4
or later
Except Part 2, Annex F; Annex J; Annex M; Annex N; Annex P; and Explanation
ARIB STD-B24Data Coding and Transmission Specification for Digital BroadcastingVersion 6.0
or later
Volume 3 (except Explanation) and Volume 4 (except Annex) are applicable
ARIB STD-B25Conditional Access System Specifications for Digital BroadcastingVersion 6.4
or later
Except Part 1, Chapter 5, 5.2; Part 1, Reference 4 and 5; Part 2, Appendix; Part 3; and Part 4
ARIB STD-B32Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital BroadcastingVersion 3.0
or later
Except Part 1, Appendix A; Part 2, Interpretation 1 to 3; Part 2, Annex; Part 3, Chapter 3, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.9(7); and Part 3, Appendix A
ARIB STD-B44Transmission System for Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite BroadcastingVersion 2.0
or later
Except Annex B, B.3; and Appendix 1 to 3
ARIB STD-B56UHDTV System Parameters for Programme ProductionVersion 1.1
or later
 
ARIB STD-B59Three-Dimensional Multichannel Stereophonic Sound System For Programme ProductionVersion 1.0
or later
ARIB STD-B60MMT-Based Media Transport Scheme in Digital Broadcasting SystemsVersion 1.0
or later
Except Explanation 4 and Appendix
ARIB STD-B61Conditional Access System (Second Generation) and CAS Program Download System Specifications for Digital BroadcastingVersion 1.0
or later
Except Volume 1, Part 1, Chapter 3, 3.1; and Chapter 4, 4.6 and 4.7; Part 1, Explanation 1 and 2; Part 2, Explanation 1, 1.3 and1.4; and Volume 2, Explanation 1
ARIB STD-B62Multimedia Coding Specification for Digital Broadcasting (Second Generation)Version 1.0
or later
Except Explanation and Appendix
ARIB STD-B63Receiver For Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite Broadcasting (Desirable Specifications)Version 1.4
or later
Added to this list on Jan. 1st 2016
ARIB STD-B67Essential Parameter Values For The Extended Image Dynamic Range Television (EIDRTV) System For Programme ProductionVersion 1.0
or later
Added to this list on Jan. 1st 2016
NEXTVF TR-0002Contents Protection Requirements and Receiver Output Rule for the 4K Broadcasting using the Advanced Narrowband Transmission SystemVersion 1.0
or later
 
NEXTVF TR-0003Technical Data about the Operation of the 4K Broadcasting using the Advanced Narrowband Transmission SystemVersion 1.0
or later
 
NEXTVF TR-0004Operational Guideline for Advanced Wideband Digital Satellite BroadcastingVersion 1.0
or later
Added to this list on March 14th, 2016
ARIB TR-B39Operational Guidelines For Advanced Digital Satellite BroadcastingVersion 1.1
or later

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standard, MPEG-4 Standard, H.265 (HEVC) Standard, and IEEE1394 Standard are to be excluded.

Revised on December 15th, 2016

The designation of these technical standards is made pursuant to the provisions of Article 2 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation. These are designated as "3. Subject Technical Standards relating to Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Patent Pool" in the Appendix 1 to the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation, under the title "Technical Standards subject to Essential Patent Evaluation by the Center." Please refer to any applicable items contained in the "Center's Essential Patent Evaluation" on this homepage.

2. For an application for Essential Patent Evaluation, please take the following steps before the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (hereinafter, the "Center") in accordance with the provisions of Articles 3 and 14 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation.

(1) For preparation of a written application, please use the predetermined format set by the Center, which can be downloaded from the Center's website. A written application form is to be submitted to the Center's Secretariat in electronic medium. In this connection, please refer to the item (3) below for further details.

(2) The Application form must be accompanied with the following items:
(a) Materials which are thought to be useful to support the applicant's contention on the grounds for essentiality and the list of such supporting materials,
(b) Copy of the Patent Gazette as published,
(c) Copy of the Patent Register,
(d) Copy of the Complete Set of File Wrapper,
(e) Certificate of Qualification of Representative, if the applicant is a juridical person,
(f) Document which shows the agent's representationship (power of attorney), if such an agent is appointed. and
(g) Letter of "Oath and Consent" in the form as designated in Appendix 2 by the Licensing Organization.

(3) Procedures for an application for essential patent evaluation are to be conducted electronically and, therefore, every document and material relating to the application is to be prepared and submitted in electronic form. As for the method by which the application is to be submitted electronically, please be sure to contact the Center's Secretariat, beforehand each time an application is to be submitted, for the information and explanation as to the method for submission of the application to a predetermined folder, which is to be set for your particular application and onto which the application is to be uploaded. What are required to be sent to the Center in electronic medium are one complete set of the written Application Form and its attachements of referential materials in PDF format and the written Application Form (without its attachments) in Word format.

Contact: The Secretariat the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
Address: c/o The Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013,JAPAN
Telephone: +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail:

(Note 1)
For the "Grounds for Essential Patent Evaluation" in the Application for Essential Patent Evaluation form, please prepare your explanation on the comparison of the claims of the subject patent with the applicable Subject Standards in a table format as set forth in the Application Form. Please refer to a filled-in example of the Application Form attached hereto.

(Not available at this time but a revised one currently under preparation).

(Note 2)
As for the List of Materials referred to in (2)(a) above, please identify each material with a number in sequence beginning with "1", such as "Material No.1, Material No.2, and indicate the title of material, the date produced/published, the name of author, and what is inteded to prove by each such material.

(Note 3)
In case you quote, in your explanation/contention, any portion from the mateials under item (2)(a) above, namely the documents submitted to the JPO including application documents, documents received from the JPO, Gazettes, and relevant prior art documents, etc., please clearly point out such portion on the material by underlining or encircling in red line.

(Note 4)
In case the applicant is a juridical person, as for item (2)(e) above, please submit one original copy of the Certificate of Qualification of Representative or a certified copy of the Commercial Register issued by the competent local Legal Affairs Bureau having the jurisdiction over the company concerned (within three (3) months from the date of issuance).

(Note 5)
The form for the Oath and Consent under item (2) (g) above is available for download from this Center's website:http://www.ip-adr.gr.jp/.

3. Application fees for the Essential Patent Evaluation for the UHDTV Standards are set under agreement with ULDAGE Inc. as follows:

(1) In a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is one (1) or two (2)---762,000 yen plus consumption tax
(2) In a case in which the number of claims submitted for evaluation is three (3) or four (4)---952,000 yen plus consumption tax
(3) In a case in where the number of claims submitted for evaluation exceeds four (4) ---an additional amount of 95,000 yen plus consumption tax is to be added per each additional claim.

Payment of the application fee must be made by bank transfer to the following bank account:

< Bank Account >
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
(Nihon Chiteki Zaisan Chusai Center)
Mitsui Sumitomo Bank Kasumigaseki Branch Office
Ordinary Deposit Account No. 6559091

4. When an application for Essential Patent Evaluation is submitted, the Center will appoint a pair of the evaluators consisting of an attorney-at-law and a patent attorney, who are neutral and impartial and have no conflict of interest in handling the case. The evaluation will be completed in two (2) months from receipt of the application as a rule.

5. If you have any questions regarding the application procedures for the Essential Patent Evaluation, please contact the following:

Contact: The Secretariat the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center
Address: c/o The Japan Patent Attorneys Association Building (Benrishi Kaikan), 3-4-2, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013,JAPAN
Telephone: +81-3-3500-3793
Facsimile: +81-3-3500-3839
E-mail:

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14. The Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Applicable Standards (the UHDTV Standards) as the Technical Standards for the UHDTV Standards Patent Pool (Appendix 1-3 under Article 2 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation)

1. UHDTV Standards designated by ULDAGE Inc. as the Subject Technical Standards for the UHDTV Standards Patent Pool relating to Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting.

Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Applicable Standards

Standards No. Standard Name (English translation) Applicable
Version
Applicable Part Information
ARIB STD-B1Digital Receiver for Digital Satellite Broadcasting Services using Communication Satellites (Desirable Specification)Version 3.0
or later
Part 2 is applicable
ARIB STD-B10Service Information for Digital Broadcasting SystemVersion 5.4
or later
Except Part 2, Annex F; Annex J; Annex M; Annex N; Annex P; and Explanation
ARIB STD-B24Data Coding and Transmission Specification for Digital BroadcastingVersion 6.0
or later
Volume 3 (except Explanation) and Volume 4 (except Annex) are applicable
ARIB STD-B25Conditional Access System Specifications for Digital BroadcastingVersion 6.4
or later
Except Part 1, Chapter 5, 5.2; Part 1, Reference 4 and 5; Part 2, Appendix; Part 3; and Part 4
ARIB STD-B32Video Coding, Audio Coding and Multiplexing Specifications for Digital BroadcastingVersion 3.0
or later
Except Part 1, Appendix A; Part 2, Interpretation 1 to 3; Part 2, Annex; Part 3, Chapter 3, 3.6, 3.7 and 3.9(7); and Part 3, Appendix A
ARIB STD-B44Transmission System for Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite BroadcastingVersion 2.0
or later
Except Annex B, B.3; and Appendix 1 to 3
ARIB STD-B56UHDTV System Parameters for Programme ProductionVersion 1.1
or later
ARIB STD-B59Three-Dimensional Multichannel Stereophonic Sound System For Programme ProductionVersion 1.0
or later
ARIB STD-B60MMT-Based Media Transport Scheme in Digital Broadcasting SystemsVersion 1.0
or later
Except Explanation 4 and Appendix
ARIB STD-B61Conditional Access System (Second Generation) and CAS Program Download System Specifications for Digital BroadcastingVersion 1.0
or later
Except Volume 1, Part 1, Chapter 3, 3.1; and Chapter 4, 4.6 and 4.7; Part 1, Explanation 1 and 2; Part 2, Explanation 1, 1.3 and1.4; and Volume 2, Explanation 1
ARIB STD-B62Multimedia Coding Specification for Digital Broadcasting (Second Generation)Version 1.0
or later
Except Explanation and Appendix
ARIB STD-B63Receiver For Advanced Wide Band Digital Satellite Broadcasting (Desirable Specifications)Version 1.4
or later
Added to this list on Jan. 1st 2016
ARIB STD-B67Essential Parameter Values For The Extended Image Dynamic Range Television (EIDRTV) System For Programme ProductionVersion 1.0
or later
Added to this list on Jan. 1st 2016
NEXTVF TR-0002Contents Protection Requirements and Receiver Output Rule for the 4K Broadcasting using the Advanced Narrowband Transmission SystemVersion 1.0
or later
 
NEXTVF TR-0003Technical Data about the Operation of the 4K Broadcasting using the Advanced Narrowband Transmission SystemVersion 1.0
or later
NEXTVF TR-0004Operational Guideline for Advanced Wideband Digital Satellite BroadcastingVersion 1.0
or later
Added to this list on March 14th, 2016
ARIB TR-B39Operational Guidelines For Advanced Digital Satellite BroadcastingVersion 1.1
or later

Patents related to MPEG-2 Standard, MPEG-4 Standard, H.265 (HEVC) Standard, and IEEE1394 Standard are to be excluded.

Revised on December 15th, 2016

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15. Form for the "Oath and Consent" set by ULDAGE Inc. for the UHDTV Standards Patent Pool (Appendix 2 under Article 3, Paragraph 3, Item No. 4 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation)

OATH AND CONSENT ON ESSENTIAL PATENT EVALUATION

With regard to the filing of applications for Essential Patent Evaluation with the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (hereinafter referred to as the "Center"), we/I, the undersigned ______________________________________________________(name) (hereinafter referred to as the "Applicant") do hereby duly sworn, depose and say that:

1. The Applicant shall agree to comply with the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation established by the Center.

2. The Applicant shall not use the results of the Essential Patent Evaluation received from the Center for any purposes other than joining any or all of the Patent Pools set out below:
・The ARIB Standards for Digital Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Digital Cable Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High- Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High-Definition Television Cable Broadcasting Patent Pool
・The Ultra High-Definition Television IPTV Broadcasting Patent Pool

3. The Applicant shall not use or otherwise disclose to others the contents, inclusive of the results, of the Essential Patent Evaluation received from the Center except for use in participating in the Pool.

4. The Applicant shall make applications for Essential Patent Evaluation in good faith only in respect of the patents that are considered in the Applicant's belief to be valid and essential.

5. The Applicant shall not raise any objections against any of the Evaluators in their representing any third party in a dispute against the Applicant in the future, except for a dispute involving the patents for which the Evaluators have handled the Essential Patent Evaluation on behalf of the Applicant.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Applicant hereby execute this document and submit the same to the Center together with the necessary documents as specified in Article 3 of the Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation.

Dated: ______________________

Applicant: _____________________________________________

By: ______________________________________________

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16-1. Call for Patents essential to UHDTV(4K/8K) Broadcasting for IPTV and CATV

16-1.1. ULDAGE announces a New Call for Patents essential to 4K/8K Broadcasting for IPTV and CATV

NEWS RELEASE
ULDAGE announces a New Call for Patents essential to 4K/8K Broadcasting for IPTV and CATV

16-1.2. ULDAGE Announces the Addition of Subject Standards Regading the Call for Patents Essential to 4K/8K Broadcasting for CATV

On June 10, 2017 ,ULDAGE Inc. issued a news release announcing the addition of subject standards regading the call for patents that are essential for the UHDTV(4K/8K) Broadcasting for CATV. The details are recited below.

NEWS RELEASE
ULDAGE Announces the Addition of Subject Standards Regading the Call for Patents Essential to 4K/8K Broadcasting for CATV

2. The Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center will conduct essential patent evaluation, through it's evaluators, for the patents submitted to determine whether they are essential for 4K/8K Broadcasting for IPTV and CATV in accordance with the "Procedural Rules for Essential Patent Evaluation", as established by the Center, and will issue a Written Essential Patent Evaluation.

3. The technical standards which are subject to this call for patents shall be limited to the IPTV Applicable Standards and Ultra High-Definition Television Cable Broadcasting Applicable Standards designated below.

CATV(UHDTV) Applicable Standards

Standards No. Standard Name
(English translation)
Information
JCTEA STD-002 Multiplex System for Digital Cable Television Volume 1 Part3,Part5 are applicable.
Added to this list on June 10th, 2017.
JCTEA STD-003 Service Information for Digital Cable Television Part 4 is applicable.
Added to this list on June 10th, 2017.
JCTEA STD-007 Receiver for Digital Cable Television Part 2 is applicable.
Added to this list on June 10th, 2017.
Jlabs SPEC-017 Digital Television Broadcasting
Operational Guideline for Advanced Re-Multiplex Transmission
(Access Program)
 
Jlabs SPEC-018 Digital Television Broadcasting
Operational Guideline for Advanced Re-Multiplex Transmission
(i-HITS)
 
Jlabs SPEC-019 Digital Television Broadcasting
Operational Guideline for Advanced Trans-Modulation
(JC-HITS)
 
Jlabs SPEC-028 Operational Guideline for IP Broadcasting
(Access Program)
 
Jlabs SPEC-030 Operational Guideline for IP-VOD Service  

June 10, 2017

IPTV(UHDTV) Applicable Standards

Standards No. Standard Name Information
IPTVFJ STD-0001 Overview
IPTVFJ STD-0002 VOD Specifications
IPTVFJ STD-0003 Download Specification English version is not available
IPTVFJ STD-0004 IP Broadcasting Specifications
IPTVFJ STD-0005 Digital Terrestrial Broadcasting
IP Retransmission Specifications
English version is not available
IPTVFJ STD-0006 CDN Scope
Service Approach Specifications
IPTVFJ STD-0007 Internet Scope
Service Approach Specifications
English version is not available
IPTVFJ STD-0008 Specifications of IPTV Service Approach by Integration with Broadcasting
IPTVFJ STD-0009 Digital Satellite Broadcasting IP Retransmission Specifications English version is not available
IPTVFJ STD-0010 Integrated Broadcast-Broadband System
Specification
IPTVFJ STD-0011 HTML5 Browser Specification
IPTVFJ STD-0012 Operator to Operator Communication Metadata Operational Guideline English version is not available
IPTVFJ STD-0013 Hybridcast Specifications English version is not available
IPTVFJ DOC-0002 Hybridcast Technical Specification Service Guideline English version is not available

April 3, 2017

IPTVFJ Standards are available from the following website : http://www.iptvforum.jp/download/

The IPTVFJ Standards refer to the Specifications of the Networked Digital Television Study Group.
This Specifications are available from the following website : http://nw-dtv.jp/documents/index.html

4. As for the information on the Procedures for Essential Patent Evaluation, the Fees , the Method for Submission of an Application for Evaluation, etc., please refer to item "13. Procedures for Application for Essential Patent Evaluation for the Ultra High-Definition Television Satellite Broadcasting Applicable Standards (the UHDTV Standards)" on this Website.

(Note)
(1) As for an application form, please click item "Application Form for Essential Patent Evaluation (Format)" to obtain a template for the application form at "Click the Items as Desired". In using the form, please select one of the applicable categories of the technical standards for evaluation described at the top of the template to identify the applicable standards to be used for evaluation, i.e. by deleting all of the non-applicable categories of the standards from the form.

(2) As for a form for "Oath and Consent", please use the format under item "15. Form for "Oath and Consent ........"

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