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MPEG LA offers MVC Patent Portfolio License used for 3D Blu-ray

MPEG LA announces 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 3D players, recorders, software, PCs, optical discs, 3D video cameras, and 3D playback devices.

"This license gives renewed testimony to the ability of the MPEG LA Licensing Model to address real-world market demand for access to standard-essential patents owned by multiple parties through a convenient, fair, and efficient one-stop licensing alternative,"? said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn.

Current MVC essential patent holders include Dolby Laboratories, the Fraunhofer Institute, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Philips, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric; Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, Panasonic, Sharp, Sony, The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, and Thomson.

Story filed 26.02.12

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