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MPEG LA Releases MPEG-DASH Patent Portfolio License
DASH is the first international standardized adaptive bit-rate HTTP-based streaming solution

(DENVER, CO, US – 17 November 2016) – MPEG LA, LLC announced today the availability of the MPEG-DASH (“DASH”) Patent Portfolio License. The joint license includes patents that are essential to the MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) standard, which enables high quality streaming of media content over HTTP to be dynamically adapted to changing network conditions to provide smooth, high quality playback of video and other content without stalls or re-buffering events.

The DASH standard is used in products such as mobile phones, tablets, televisions, set-top boxes, computers, digital/personal video recorders, optical disc players or recorders, game consoles and software.

Current DASH essential patent holders include Amotech Co., Ltd.; AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.; CableTelevision Laboratories, Inc.; Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.; Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation; Siemens AG; SK Planet Co., Ltd.; and The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York.

“As DASH implementation kicks into high gear throughout the world, MPEG LA is pleased to offer to the marketplace a convenient, fair and efficient licensing alternative that offers everyone reasonable access to this valuable breakthrough technology on the same terms under a single license,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn. 2 “We commend the hard work and cooperation of the patent holders that have agreed to offer a joint license for the benefit of the DASH marketplace,” said Bill Geary, Vice President of Business Development at MPEG LA, “and we welcome other DASH essential patent owners to join them.”

Copies of the DASH license agreement may be obtained at http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/MPEG-DASH/Pages/AgreementExpress.aspx. A summary of the license terms may be found at http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/MPEG-DASH/Documents/DASHWeb.pdf.

MPEG LA’s objective is to provide worldwide access to as much DASH essential intellectual property as possible. Therefore, MPEG LA welcomes any party that believes it has patents that are essential to the DASH Standard to submit them for an evaluation of their essentiality by MPEG LA’s patent experts and inclusion in the License if determined to be essential. Interested parties may request a copy of the terms and procedures governing patent submissions at http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/MPEG-DASH/Pages/Licensors.aspx.

MPEG LA Announces Call for Patents to Organize Joint License for MPEG-DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP)
DASH reduces audio and video interruptions over mobile networks and the Internet

(DENVER, CO, US – 27 July 2015) – World licensing leader MPEG LA, LLC today announced a call for patents essential to the MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) standards for the purpose of offering the market efficient access to this important technology. Currently used in leading content delivery platforms, DASH adaptively streams audio and video content enabling continuous viewing without freezing or stuttering.

“Market adoption of DASH technology standards has increased to the point where the market would benefit from the availability of a convenient nondiscriminatory, nonexclusive worldwide one-stop patent pool license,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn. “We invite all patent holders to participate.”

To participate in the initial meeting for the creation of a joint DASH License, any party that believes it has patents that are essential to the DASH standards is invited to submit them for evaluation of essentiality by September 9, 2015. Please visit our website at http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/MPEG-DASH/Pages/Intro.aspxfor further information.

 

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