Patent News

Netflix fined for continued infringement of Broadcom HEVC patent
Dec 22, 2023 – Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) has announced that a court in Munich has fined Netflix €7.05 million for infringement of a Broadcom patent, covering features often used in HEVC/H.265 video coding.
News categories: Broadcom, Netflix, Mark Terrano, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Germany, Patent, Streaming

Nokia takes legal action against Amazon for patent infringement
Oct 31, 2023 – Nokia has said that it has commenced legal action against Amazon for the unauthorized use of its video-related technologies in Amazon Prime Video and Amazon streaming devices.
News categories: Nokia, Amazon, Digital TV, Europe, India, Patent, USA

German court finds Netflix infringes Broadcom HEVC/H.265 patent
Nov 3, 2023 – The German Federal Patent Court has issued a preliminary opinion that a Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) patent related to HEVC/H.265 is valid. This follows an earlier judgment that Netflix infringes the patent.
News categories: Broadcom, Netflix, Mark Terrano, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Germany, Patent

Avanci launches streaming video patent licensing platform
Oct 18, 2023 – Avanci has launched Avanci Video, a platform aiming to reduce the complexity of patent licensing by providing a single license encompassing AV1, H.265 (HEVC), H.266 (VVC), MPEG-DASH and VP9.
News categories: Avanci, Kasim Alfalahi, Luke McLeroy, Digital TV, Licensing, Patent, Streaming, Worldwide

Munich court rules Netflix infringing Broadcom video patent
Sep 25, 2023 – The District Court of Munich has ruled that Netflix is infringing a Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) patent related to HEVC/H.265 video coding. The court has issued a cease-and-desist injunction.
News categories: Broadcom, Netflix, Mark Terrano, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Germany, Patent, Semiconductor

Avanci Broadcast adds ETRI, KPN, NEC & NERC-DTV as ATSC 3.0 IP licensors
May 22, 2023 – Avanci Broadcast, the one-stop licensing platform for ATSC 3.0, has announced the addition of four new licensors - ETRI, KPN, NEC and NERC-DTV.
News categories: Avanci Broadcast, Ilkka Rahnasto, ATSC 3, Digital TV, Licensing, Patent, Worldwide

Via Licensing and MPEG LA combine to become Via LA
May 2, 2023 – Via Licensing and MPEG LA have united to form the Via Licensing Alliance (Via LA), a licensing organization with a rich portfolio of patents and intellectual property licensing programs.
News categories: Via Licensing Alliance, Heath Hoglund, Larry Horn, Digital TV, Licensing, MandA, Patent, Worldwide

Avanci one-stop licensing platform for ATSC 3.0 launched
Mar 7, 2023 – Avanci has launched Avanci Broadcast, a patent licensing platform for the ATSC 3.0 broadcasting standard, offering a simple pricing model for manufacturers that implement the technology.
News categories: Avanci, Kasim Alfalahi, Ilkka Rahnasto, ATSC 3, Digital TV, Licensing, Patent, USA, Worldwide

MPEG LA revises terms to encourage VVC adoption
Nov 7, 2022 – MPEG LA has announced measures to bring its pool license for VVC into conformity with market realities that will free implementers to invest in VVC adoption.
News categories: MPEG LA, Larry Horn, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Licensing, Media Player, Patent, Worldwide