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CDA a MPEG-LA licensee in good standing

Leading German independent replicator CDA Datenträger Albrechts reacted swiftly to the misleading impression given in a statement issued by the MPEG-LA office earlier this month that lists CDA as one of the seven DVD Video disc replicators to become Licensees to MPEG LA’s MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License in conclusion of patent enforcement actions brought by MPEG-2 patent owners in the District Court Düsseldorf, Germany.

Dr Nicolaus Hettler, CDA Managing Director, brought to the attention of DVD Intelligence that it is not the case. CDA has been a MPEG-2 Licensee in good standing since May 2007 and was never involved in any court preceedings in Germany or elsewhere.

Dr Hettler did received an official correction from MPEG-LA which is "pleased to confirm that CDA Datenträger Albrechts became a Licensee to the MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License in May 2007 and has remained a Licensee in Good Standing since that time."

The MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License includes more than 825 MPEG-2 essential patents in 57 countries, has approximately 1,300 licensees accounting for most MPEG-2 products including set-top boxes, DVD players, digital television sets, personal computers and DVD Video Discs in the current world market.

Story filed 29.03.08

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