Wi-Fi / W-LAN
Family specification for Wireless Local Area Network
Sisvel 802.11 Wi-Fi / W-LAN Joint Licensing Programme
The 2007 version of the 802.11 Standard merged eight amendments to the legacy 802.11-1997 (802.11a, b, d, e, g, h, i, j) with the base standard. Upon approval on March 8, 2007, it was renamed to the then-current base standard IEEE 802.11-2007.
The IEEE 802.11n 2009 amendment to the 2007 version of the standard added multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and several other enhancements, and was formally adopted as IEEE Std. 802.11n-2009. More recently, the IEEE has further enhanced WLAN throughput in the 802.11ac, a 2013 amendment to the then-current base standard IEEE 802.11-2012, which in turn was published to merge ten amendments (802.11k, r, y, n, w, p, z, v, u, s) with the 2007 base standard.
Sisvel’s 802.11 Wi-Fi / W-LAN Joint Licensing Programme offers a one-stop shop solution to license all standard essential patents (SEPs) held and/or managed by Sisvel for Wi-Fi enabled devices under FRAND terms and conditions.
The relevant standards under the 802.11 Wi-Fi / W-LAN Joint Licensing Programme are:
IEEE Std 802.11-2007
IEEE Std 802.11n-2009
IEEE Std 802.11‐2012
IEEE Std 802.11ac
Information about the licensors, terms and conditions of Sisvel licences for these patents, including royalty rates, is available by visiting relevant Wi-Fi / W-LAN Joint Licensing Programme’s subsections.
The Wi-Fi / W-LAN SEPs offered under this Joint Licensing Programme include patents held by the following companies:
Aegis 11 S.A.
Enact IP S.A.
Hera Wireless S.A.
Koninklijke KPN N.V.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Koninklijke Philips N.V.
Sisvel has the right to grant non-exclusive licenses to the patents listed in the documentation provided under the links below.
The Sisvel Wi-Fi / W-LAN patents are essential to various standards. The table in the Patent Brochure allows interested parties to understand how the Sisvel Wi-Fi / W-LAN patents are utilised by products complying to such standards and, to this end, indicates relevant standards, versions of the standards and sections of the standards.
NB. Patents held by Hera Wireless S.A. are patents previously held by Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. Patents held by Aegis 11 S.A. are patents previously held by LG Electronics, Inc.. Patents held by Enact IP S.A. are patents previously held Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. * the Patent Brochure and Patent List are updated on a regular basis as deemed appropriate
The Wi-Fi / W-LAN Joint Licensing Programme offers a single process to license all the SEPs held and/or managed by Sisvel under the relative IEEE 802.11standards. The royalty rates are offered on a per product basis, applicable only for devices making use of the Wi-Fi technology, as per the table below:
Field of use
Provided a licensee is in full compliance with its obligations under the Wi-Fi /W-LAN licence agreements, the royalty rate payable for each licensed product shall be subject to the Compliant Rate.
Please find under the following link a further explanation of how these rates are calculated and fit into the framework of FRAND requirements.
A one-time non-refundable entrance fee of €5,000 is due on the signature date of the licence agreement.
A bank guarantee or security deposit may be required. The complete terms and conditions of our running royalty offering under the Wi-Fi / W-LAN Joint Licensing Programme can be found via the following link:
In addition, under the Wi-Fi / W-LAN Joint Licensing Programme, Sisvel is available to discuss the specific circumstances of licensees that wish to license relevant products under specific lump sum terms.