Thursday, March 27, 2008

Article on video compression patents

I've posted a new article on video compression patents and IPR. The article gives an overview of the IPR position related to video coding and video compression, with particular reference to video coding standards and patent licenses.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Iain

I was just wondering whether H.264 Video codecs can be also commercialized?

For instance what http://www.ipsupermarket.com does?

Iain Richardson said...

Yes, anyone can develop and market an H.264 codec. However, at certain points in the value chain, licensing fees may be necessary. See www.mpegla.com for the licensing terms published on behalf of companies who own patents claimed to be essential to H.264. - Iain.