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Fourth license signed by France Brevets

Aix en Provence, France — Inside Secure (Euronext: INSD), at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, today announced that France Brevets granted to mobile phone company 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, offers NFC patents from both Inside Secure and Orange, as well as patents acquired by France Brevets and patents owned by NFC Technology LLC. Commenting on this license, Didier Patry, CEO of France Brevets said, “this new license under the NFC LP is confirming the progress of our licensing program.“ This new license comes after the one signed with LG in 2014, Sony in March 2016 and Samsung on May 2016. The parties did not disclose full financial details of the license agreement granted to HTC.

  • About Inside Secure


Inside Secure (Euronext Paris – INSD) is at the heart of security solutions for mobile and connected devices, providing software, silicon IP, tools and know-how needed to protect customers’ transactions, content, applications, and communications. With its deep security expertise and experience, the company delivers products having advanced and differentiated technical capabilities that span the entire range of security requirement levels to serve the demanding markets of network security, IoT security, content & application protection, mobile payment & banking. Inside Secure’s technology protects solutions for a broad range of customers including service providers, content distributors, security system integrators, device vendors and semiconductor manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.insidesecure.com.

  • About the NFC Patent Licensing Program


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. Details are available upon request from France Brevets (nfc.licensing@francebrevets.com)

  • About France Brevets


Created in March 2011, France Brevets is the first investment fund fully dedicated to patent promotion and monetization in Europe. Funded with €100 million, France Brevets deploys resources to execute patent and licensing strategies that best serve the interests of the patent holders and partners of France Brevets partners. The main sector focus of France Brevets is Information Technology and Communication at large, Aeronautics and Space, Alternative Energy, Chemistry, Materials, and Life Sciences.