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Appeared on: Thursday, February 23, 2012
MPEG LA Offers Patent Portfolio License For 3D Video Standard

MPEG LA, LLC today announced the availability of the MVC Patent Portfolio License. The joint license includes patents that are essential to the Multiview Video Coding (MVC) standard for encoding and decoding 3D video.

The MVC standard is used in Blu-ray Disc 3D players, recorders, software, PCs, optical discs, 3D video cameras, and 3D playback devices.

Current MVC essential patent holders include Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.; Fujitsu Limited; Hewlett-Packard Company; Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Ltd.; Koninklijke KPN N.V.; LG Electronics Inc.; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT); NTT DOCOMO, Inc.; Panasonic Corporation; Sharp Corporation; Sony Corporation; The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York; and Thomson Licensing.

Bill Geary, Vice President of Business Development at MPEG LA, will introduce the MVC patent pool license at the Asia-Pacific 3D Standards & IP Forum to be held on February 24 in Seoul, Korea. Mr. Geary said, "We are honored to introduce an efficient patent licensing solution for 3D MVC video and join a multi-national panel of speakers who will address IP and standards development for 3D applications in entertainment, medicine, and education."

Below is a brief summary of the licensing terms for informational purposes only. The MVC Patent Portfolio License may be obtained from MPEG LA at http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/MVC/Pages/AgreementExpress.aspx.


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