Patent licensing company MPEG LA, LLC is calling for patents
essential to the Multiview Video Codec ("MVC") standard used to
deliver 3D video images.
MVC is currently used for storage and playback of 3D video content on
Blu-ray Disc devices and optical discs.
MPEG LA invites any party that believes it has patents that are
essential to the MVC Standard to submit them by February 18, 2011 for
evaluation of their essentiality by MPEG LA's patent evaluators in
order to participate in the creation of, and determine licensing
terms for, a joint MVC patent license. MVC is described in Annex H of
ITU-T Rec. H.264 (03/10) and ISO/IEC IS 14496-10:2010 (Dec. 15,
2010). Presently, evaluations will be based on ISO/IEC IS
14496-10:2010 (Dec. 15, 2010) (available at
). Although only issued patents will be included in
the license, in order to participate in the license development
process, patent applications with claims that their owners believe
are essential to the MVC Standard and likely to issue in a patent
also may be submitted, MPEG LA said.