China to establish CMMB industry alliance for intellectual property right protect

China to establish CMMB industry alliance for intellectual property right protect

2009/6/22

China will establish an industry alliance for its self-developed mobile TV standard CMMB (China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting), and plan to intensify the intellectual property right protection by means of CMMB patent pool, revealed an industrial insider.

The preparation work of the establishment of the industry alliance is initiated by related domestic enterprises and supported by the government.

Currently, a series of CMMB standards, about ten, has been promulgated by China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). The core physical layer channel standard belongs to TiMi Technologies Co., Ltd., a comprehensive solutions provider of broadband wireless information technology held by the Academy of Broadcasting Science under SARFT, who started the research and development of terrestrial wireless digital TV transmission technology at the beginning of 2003, and applied for related invention patent, which laid the foundation for the CMMB standard.

According to the rules constituted for members of the CMMB working group, they are allowed to use related patents freely in research and development. Patent policies on business use will not come out until the patent pool is established.

The network signals of CMMB have covered 175 Chinese cities, and the number will reach 337 by the end of this year.

Meanwhile, the CMMB industry chain is taking shape in the country. By entering the industry alliance and the patent pool, enterprises of the industry chain will get more support and help.


Source: tmcnet.com




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