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Q: What does the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License cover?
A: The DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License provides coverage for the DisplayPort Standard that is covered by Portfolio patents to the extent posted here.
Q: Who are the essential patent holders (“Licensors”) to the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License?
A: Click here.
Q: What are the obligations of the Licensors with regard to their DisplayPort Essential Patents?
A: Each Licensor is under an obligation to grant to MPEG LA a worldwide, nonexclusive license under all DisplayPort Essential Patents that it and its Affiliates presently or in the future has the right to license or sublicense, enabling MPEG LA to grant worldwide, nonexclusive sublicenses under terms of the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License.
Q: What is the effect on Licensees when new patents are added to the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License?
A: New Licensors and new patents are added at no additional cost during the current Term of the License.
Q: Are all DisplayPort essential patents included?
A: No assurance is or can be made that the License includes every essential patent. The purpose of the License is to offer a convenient licensing alternative to everyone on the same terms and to include as much essential intellectual property as possible for their convenience. Participation in the License is voluntary on the part of essential patent holders, however.
Q: How may a patent holder become a Licensor to the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License?
A: Any party that believes it has patents which are essential to the DisplayPort Standard, and wishes to participate in the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License upon successful evaluation, is invited to submit them for evaluation and inclusion. Click here to request a copy of the terms and procedures governing the patent submission process.
Q: How many licenses does a DisplayPort user need?
A: It is up to each user to determine its own licensing needs and how it wishes to meet them. The DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License is provided for a user’s convenience in acquiring patent rights necessary for the DisplayPort Standard from multiple essential patent holders in a single transaction as an alternative to negotiating separate license agreements with individual Licensors. Users are free to negotiate directly with one or more Licensors for a separate license under one or more Essential Patents under independently negotiated terms, however. In addition, as discussed above, users who take MPEG LA’s license may have to negotiate licenses for essential patents that are not included. A license also may be necessary for other important patents (that are not essential to the DisplayPort Standard).
Q: How is the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License organized?
A. Click here for information.
Q: What are the royalties for the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License?
A: Royalties apply as defined in the License. Click here for information.