The terms of the agreement give Sony Creative Software a non-exclusive license to SmartSound's patents 5,693,902 and 5,877,445, which allow for the automatic editing of music to fit user-specified lengths. SmartSound's patented technology has been used to develop innovative soundtrack creation solutions such as its award-winning Sonicfire® Pro product line. SmartSound's patent license agreement covers Cinescore, as well as any current or future products, which bundle or integrate Cinescore and its component technology modules.
"We're pleased to finalize a patent license agreement with Sony Creative Software that is mutually beneficial to both parties," said Kevin Klingler, president and CEO of SmartSound Software, Inc. "Sony Creative Software joins a list of top companies in the video creative industry which license SmartSound's technology or its patented processes for their software. This points the way for other companies to benefit from SmartSound's unique approach to music scoring by reaching license agreements with us."
SmartSound Software, Inc. is the world-leading developer and marketer of the SmartSound family of music scoring technology for visual content creators. The company has been at the forefront of technological innovations in the industry, such as the Mood Mapping® feature in SmartSound® Sonicfire® Pro 4. SmartSound technology is available for Windows XP and Macintosh OSX 10.4 or higher, including PowerPCs and Intel Macs. SmartSound products include: the Sonicfire® Pro and Quicktracks® for Adobe Premiere® Pro software and the Strata®, Film Score, Producer, Edge, Audio Palette, Sound Palette, and Movie Music collections of royalty-free music and sound effects.