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MPEG LA issues ATSC patent portfolio license

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 21 Sep 2007 18:51

MPEG LA issues ATSC patent portfolio license MPEG LA, LLC has announced the availability of the ATSC Patent Portfolio License, which includes patents that are essential to the digital television standard (including high definition and standard definition) developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and used in digital televisions sold in the United States, South Korea, Mexico, Canada and other countries.
"MPEG LA is proud to play a continuing role in support of digital television's now and next generation," said MPEG LA Chief Executive Officer Larry Horn. "This license gives further testimony to the ability of the MPEG LA Licensing Model to address real-world market demand for a convenient and reliable one-stop licensing alternative enabling manufacturers to focus their resources on new product development. We applaud these patent holders for their exemplary cooperation in coming together for the benefit of the marketplace with patents of demonstrated value to forge a voluntary marketplace solution inuring to the benefit of ATSC consumers."

The licensing terms include a royalty of USD 5.00 per unit for an ATSC Receiver Product capable of demodulating and decoding an over-the-air, RF terrestrial broadcast signal in compliance with the ATSC Standard and includes right to make, have made, sell, offer for sale, import, and for an end user to use ATSC Receiver Products.

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