Via Licensing and MPEG LA combine to form Via LA

The two major video technology patent licensing pool groups, Via Licensing and MPEG LA, are merging to form a single combined ‘pool of pools’ called the Via Licensing Alliance (Via LA). The new outfit combines MPEG LA, whose MPEG-2 licensing programme established the modern patent pool industry and helped deliver one of the most widely […]

MPEG LA sues Samsung in Germany over patent infringement

Colorado-based tech firm MPEG LA has sued Samsung for infringing on its HEVC patents. The actions have been brought in Landgericht Düsseldorf, Germany, with MPEG LA stating that Samsung has violated its patent portfolio licence. The patents in question, it said, are essential to the HEVC digital video coding standard used in products that encode […]

MPEG LA offers licence for ATSC 3.0

MPEG LA has announced the availability of the ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio Licence. The licence provides access to patents essential to the next generation broadcast standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) which is already available in markets such as the US and South Korea. The format promises to improve the television viewing […]