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MPEG LA

(MPEG LA, LLC, Denver, CO, www.mpegla.com) The organization that offers joint licenses and collects royalties for patents necessary for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and other technologies. For example, in the MPEG-2 license, 23 companies hold more than 600 essential patents. In 2004, more than 700 hardware and software companies were current MPEG-2 licensees. See MPEG.
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We are delighted to have been selected as the Licensing Administrator for SIPCO's patent portfolio," said Larry Horn, President and CEO, MPEG LA.
MPEG LA has licensing agreements in place with the companies we do business with and this lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to double dip on royalty payments.
The agreements discussed in the article published by Reuters and subsequently picked up by other publications, are entirely the product of MPEG LA and the companies partnering with MPEG LA.
MPEG-2 became the most successful standard in consumer electronics history producing nearly $4 trillion in worldwide product sales, and the solution pioneered by MPEG LA became the template for making intellectual property rights around patent thickets available and affordable to everyone.
According to the complaint, Compaq manufactures and markets PC's that use patent-protected MPEG-2 methods and devices without having entered into licenses with the individual patent holders or the portfolio license offered by MPEG LA.
The MidStream licensing agreement with MPEG LA enables MidStream servers to deliver one of the most popular formats for high-quality VOD content," explains MidStream CTO Richard Oesterreicher.
Uncertainties surrounding access to patented technologies have imperiled healthcare advances," said Larry Horn, MPEG LA President and CEO.
MPEG LA was established in 1996 to provide widespread, nondiscriminatory, reasonable licensing of MPEG-2 essential patents.
DENVER -- MPEG LA, LLC ("MPEG LA") is pleased to announce that MPEG LA and VOXX International (formerly known as Audiovox Corporation) have settled their litigation in the State of New York (see http://www.
Licensing of these patents will be handled by 1394la, a new licensing program of MPEG LA.
DENVER -- World licensing leader MPEG LA, LLC announces a call for patents essential to the High Efficiency Video Coding ("HEVC") standard (currently HEVC Draft 7).
DENVER -- MPEG LA announced today that Aldi Sud and affiliates ("Aldi Sud") have entered into MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio Licenses with MPEG LA.