French technology firm France Brevets recently announced that they have granted to Taiwan-based mobile device giant HTC a worldwide patent license under their NFC Patent Licensing Program for use in HTC’s products.

The NFC Patent Licensing Program, fully managed by France Brevets and their affiliate NFC Technology LLC, now offers NFC patents from both INSIDE Secure and Orange, as well as patents acquired by France Brevets and patents owned by NFC Technology LLC.

“This new license under the NFC LP is confirming the progress of our licensing program“ said Didier Patry, CEO of France Brevets.

France Brevets manages and leads the efforts under the NFC Licensing Program in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. France Brevets’ affiliate, NFC Technology LLC, leads the NFC Licensing Program in the United States. The NFC Patent Licensing Program gives NFC-enabled device manufacturers access to the patents of INSIDE Secure, a leader in embedded security solutions for mobile and connected devices, and the NFC patents of Orange , which include both essential and implementation-specific approaches for NFC, and also other patents acquired by France Brevets and NFC Technology, LLC.

The licensing program addresses multiple categories of NFC device manufacturers, such as those making smartphones, feature phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, TVs, and smart meters which will offer a wide range of services such as mobile payment, transit, access control, customer retention programs and also ticket office.

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