Licenses

Many of DVA's patents are generally directed to optical disc technology and are not limited to any particular optical disc format. Manufacturers and sellers of any optical disc player or disc products should familiarize themselves with DVA's patent portfolio and corresponding patent claims.

DVA offers a number of patent license agreement options, including "patent-by-patent" licenses under one or more of any of DVA's patents for both players and discs.


Optical Discs and Media

For DVD Recordable Media DVA's rates are:
0.5% of the Net Selling Price in the United States
0.35% of the Net Selling Price in Japan

Download a Sample DVD Recordable Media License Agreement

 

For CD Recordable Media DVA's rate is:
0.35% of the Net Selling Price in the United States

 Download a Sample CD Recordable Media License Agreement

 


Optical Players and Recorders

DVA's royalty rates are:
1% of the Net Selling Price in the United States
0.6% of the Net Selling Price in Japan
0.35% of the Net Selling Price for the Rest of the World

Download a Sample Optical Players and Recorders License Agreement

 

A similar agreement is available for the United States only, at 1% of the Net Selling Price. 

 Download a Sample Optical Players and Recorders, USA Only, License Agreement

 

DVA offers a blended rate for all worldwide production and sales of optical playback products; that rate is 0.5% of Net Selling Price. 

 Download a Sample Optical Players and Recorders Blended Worldwide License Agreement

 

DVA offers pre-paid license agreements that allow a licensee to pay, at the rates provided above, for a defined amount of production over a term of years at an amount reduced by the net present value of that estimated royalty amount. 

 Download a Sample Optical Players and Recorders Pre-Paid License Agreement

 

Most licensees take a version of the agreements above. DVA is always willing to discuss license agreements that will meet a manufacturer's particular needs and circumstances.

Other entities also claim to require licenses to manufacture optical discs and optical disc players. Taking a license from DVA will not affect the claims of those entities.