Digital TV News: MPEG LA

ULDAGE to package MPEG LA patents with ARIB 1-seg patent licence in Japan
Sep 15, 2009 – MPEG LA and ULDAGE have announced a cooperation under which ULDAGE will offer MPEG LA's MPEG-2 Systems License along with ULDAGE's ARIB license to companies based in Japan that sell mobile TV handsets for One-Seg mobile terrestrial broadcasting.
News categories: ULDAGE, MPEG LA, Japan, Licensing, Mobile, Patent

MPEG LA Reduces MPEG-2 Royalty Rates
Jul 6, 2009 – MPEG LA has announced the offering of a new MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License that will provide uninterrupted coverage for the life of the MPEG-2 essential patents at reduced royalty rates beginning January 1, 2010.
News categories: MPEG LA, Digital TV, DVD, Licensing, Patent, Set Top Box, Smart TV

MPEG LA Updates AVC Patent Portfolio License
Feb 2, 2009 – MPEG LA has announced that the coverage of its AVC Patent Portfolio License has been updated to conform with recent revisions to the AVC/H.264 Standard as defined in ISO/IEC 14496-10:2008, 4th Edition (2008-09-15).
News categories: MPEG LA, Digital TV, Licensing, Patent

DVB-T licensing transferred from MPEG LA to SISVEL
Aug 29, 2008 – MPEG LA and SISVEL have announced that the administration of the DVB-T licensing program, including the administration of all DVB-T Patent Portfolio Licenses previously executed by MPEG LA and licensees, has been transferred from MPEG LA to SISVEL.
News categories: SISVEL, MPEG LA, Digital TV, Licensing, Patent, Peripherals / Accessories, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Terrestrial

Amino Rejects Patent Infringement Claims in Germany
Mar 7, 2008 – Amino has announced that it rejects the claim that it has infringed patents relating to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard and that it has not been served with any patent enforcement actions.
News categories: Amino Communications, MPEG LA, Digital TV, Germany, IPTV, Licensing, Patent, Set Top Box

Leading Companies and University Sue Alba for MPEG-2 Patent Infringement
Mar 4, 2008 – MPEG LA has announced that several leading companies and a university have filed patent enforcement actions in District Court Dusseldorf, Germany against Alba for infringing patents essential to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard.
News categories: MPEG LA, Alba, Digital TV, DVD, Germany, Licensing, Patent, Set Top Box, Smart TV

Amino Communications Sued for MPEG-2 Patent Infringement
Feb 28, 2008 – MPEG LA has announced that several leading companies and a university have filed separate patent enforcement actions in Germany against Amino Communications for infringing patents essential to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard.
News categories: MPEG LA, Amino Communications, Digital TV, Germany, IPTV, Licensing, Patent, Set Top Box

MPEG LA Expands Call for HD DVD Patents
Jan 8, 2008 – In its continued response to marketplace interest in the creation of a joint HD DVD patent license including as much essential intellectual property as possible, MPEG LA has expanded its call for patents essential to the implementation of the HD DVD Standard.
News categories: MPEG LA, HD-DVD, Licensing, Patent

MPEG LA Issues ATSC Patent Portfolio License
Sep 20, 2007 – MPEG LA has announced the availability of the ATSC Patent Portfolio License. The joint license includes patents that are essential to the digital television standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and used in digital TVs sold in the United States, South Korea, Mexico, Canada and other countries.
News categories: MPEG LA, ATSC 3, Canada, Digital TV, Korea, Licensing, Mexico, Patent, Terrestrial, USA