MPEG LA today announced the availability of the VC-1 Patent Portfolio License.
he VC-1 Patent Portfolio License offers access to essential VC-1 intellectual
property owned by multiple patent holders in a single license as an
alternative to negotiating separate licenses. The License includes essential
VC-1 patents owned by DAEWOO Electronics Corporation; France T?l?com, soci?t?
anonyme; Fujitsu Limited; Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; LG Electronics
Inc.; Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (Panasonic); Microsoft
Corporation; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Corporation; Pantech&Curitel Communications, Inc.; Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd; Sharp Corporation; Sony Corporation; Telenor ASA; Toshiba Corporation;
and Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC).
VC-1 refers to the digital video coding technology (formally known as SMPTE
421M-2006) that is used in many media players, advanced optical disc players
and other products. For example, VC-1 is one of the three video decoders
specified by both the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD standards to be included in
Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD players. The Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD standards also
specify MPEG-2 and AVC/H.264 video decoders, for which MPEG LA also offers
alternative patent licenses.
Copies of the license agreement may be obtained at