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Apple, LG video codec trial versus Alcatel-Lucent commences

www.electronista.com
Yet another patent battle involving Apple began today in California court. Alcatel-Lucent's Multimedia Patent Trust accused co-defendants Apple and LG Electronics in 2010 of violating its patents involving video compression technology. The suit involves compression used in the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 compression technologies that have been passed to the Alcatel-Lucent...
Apple, LG video codec trial versus Alcatel-Lucent commences

Opera buys Skyfire in bid to become mobile media middleman

arstechnica.com
Opera's browser has long been an interesting technology, if not necessarily a popular one. But as it has pursued better ways to deliver content to mobile devices—and make money— the company has been moving further and further away from the browser itself and more into the world of mobile...
Opera buys Skyfire in bid to become mobile media middleman

Want some 4k video with your broadband cap? Good luck with that

gigaom.com
Do you have broadband cap anxiety? Then better don’t buy a PS4 when it comes out later this year. Sony’s next generation gaming console will reportedly offer support for 4K video, and the company is looking to launch a 4K video download service to give consumers access to popular fare...
Want some 4k video with your broadband cap? Good luck with that

Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Google's VP8 Video Codec, Clearing The Way For Wider Adoption

techcrunch.com
Google’s VP8 video compression format, which the company acquired from On2 Technologies, is an open standard and covered by a free patent license. That, however, didn’t stop MPEG LA, the guardians of the H.264 patent and license, from looking into creating a patent pool in 2011 and potentially suing Google...
Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Google's VP8 Video Codec, Clearing The Way For Wider Adoption
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Google licenses MPEG LA patents for VP8 video format

9to5google.com
Google today announced that it has struck a deal with MPEG LA that will allow it to license patents essential to Google’s VP8 and previous generation VPx video compression technologies. The deal will allow Google to stop MPEG LA’s efforts to form a “VP8 patent pool” made up of...
Google licenses MPEG LA patents for VP8 video format

Patent clouds remain over VP8: Google points to FRAND option, Nokia alleges infringement in court

www.fosspatents.com
Yesterday's announcement of an MPEG LA patent license agreement with Google relating to the VP8 video codec (part of Google's WebM project) was perceived as good news by many supporters of this format. But an email posted by a Google employee to an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) raises questions...
Patent clouds remain over VP8: Google points to FRAND option, Nokia alleges infringement in court
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