Via LA’s W-CDMA patent licensing program offers a single joint license agreement to the licensors’ patents that are essential for the use of the 3GPP W-CDMA standard in user devices.  The W-CDMA licensors consist of a seminal group of companies that helped pave the way for the development, implementation and near ubiquitous adoption of this 3G cellular standard. The W-CDMA license agreement is the most efficient and transparent way for manufacturers and distributors of products implementing the W-CDMA standard to license patents that are essential to the use of the standard from the participating licensors.  The program offers a joint patent license under fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms and provides licensing transparency, efficiency and cost effectiveness for the industry as a whole.