To reduce to risk of liability for infringement that may result from importing, selling, and/or using unlicensed Portable DVD Players, we strongly recommend you to follow the steps below and take all necessary precautions to ensure that your Portable
DVD Players are licensed.
Please note: in the absence of an LSCD, assurances and indemnifications from your supplier will not provide a valid defense against any claims for patent infringement.
Checking whether your supplier is listed as a licensee in our Licensee Database is essential. But it is not enough to ensure that you, as a buyer, are free of liability for patent infringement. Your supplier must also give Philips an accurate report of each optical disc, drive or player sold to you and must pay all royalties due.
In our license agreements, ‘licensed Portable DVD Players’ are limited to those ‘which are duly reported and for which the royalties due hereunder are paid in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement’. If your supplier does not accurately report the Portable DVD Players sold to you and / or does not pay the royalties due, then the supplier was not ‘licensed’ or ‘authorized’ by us to sell those Portable DVD Players. Any downstream buyer receiving such unlicensed Portable DVD Players may be held liable for damages for patent infringement.
Philips LSCD License Samples