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Google strikes deal with MPEG LA for its VP8 video codec

gigaom.com
Google has struck a licensing deal with media patents licensing company MPEG LA that clears the path for a wider adoption of Google’s open VP8 video codec. The deal means that MPEG LA will abandon its efforts to form a patent pool and go after Google and other users of...
Google strikes deal with MPEG LA for its VP8 video codec

Microsoft prevails in Xbox patent rift with Motorola Mobility

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A U.S. judge ruled Thursday that Motorola Mobility is entitled to substantially less royalties than it wanted from Microsoft for the company's use of wireless and video-encoding patents in its Xbox products.The ruling, handed down in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, is significant because...
Microsoft prevails in Xbox patent rift with Motorola Mobility

Google not allowed to take belated deposition of MPEG LA official in Microsoft FRAND case

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The grant-back provision in a license agreement between Google and patent pool administrator MPEG LA could effectively determine the license fees Microsoft will have to pay for certain Motorola patent families that have been declared essential to the H.264 video codec standard. On New Year's Eve, Judge James L. Robart, the...
Google not allowed to take belated deposition of MPEG LA official in Microsoft FRAND case

Microsoft says Google 'committed to license' Motorola's H.264 patents to it under the MPEG LA agreement

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Four weeks after I reported on a Microsoft court filing that appeared to relate to a grant-back provision in Google's license agreement concerning the MPEG LA AVC/H.264 patent pool, I saw a Microsoft filing with the ITC (which remanded the investigation of Motorola's complaint against the Xbox to a judge) that...
Microsoft says Google 'committed to license' Motorola's H.264 patents to it under the MPEG LA agreement

Affidavit by MPEG LA chief supports Microsoft's interpretation of Google patent license agreement

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On Monday (January 28, 2013), Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility will square off in federal court in Seattle to discuss the implications of a grant-back clause in a license agreement Google signed with patent pool firm MPEG LA for the rate-setting part of the FRAND contract case in the...
Affidavit by MPEG LA chief supports Microsoft's interpretation of Google patent license agreement

Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees

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On Friday (December 14, 2012), Microsoft and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility had a filing deadline for post-trial briefs relating to the implications of Google's grant-back obligation under a license agreement with MPEG LA. The filings were made in the FRAND contract lawsuit pending in the Western District of Washington,...
Google signed same standard license agreement with MPEG LA as 1,100 other AVC/H.264 licensees

ITC judges make scheduling decisions in cases involving Apple, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft, Google

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Three scheduling decisions in investigations that I follow were made by ITC judges in recent days:Judge Shaw set a schedule today for the investigation of Apple's enforcement complaint against HTC. He scheduled the evidentiary hearing (trial) for December 19-20, 2012; his initial determination for March 8, 2013; and the final Commission decision...
ITC judges make scheduling decisions in cases involving Apple, HTC, Samsung, Microsoft, Google

Why tech vendors fund patent 'trolls'

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Some of the largest names in the tech industry are funding patent 'trolls,' for protection from lawsuits and for access to the patent pool....
Why tech vendors fund patent 'trolls'
Samsung Received The Most Mobile Patents In 2012, Now Leads The World Overall

Telecom giants China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom join Via Licensing's LTE patent pool

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Patent pool administrator Via Licensing has announced that China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom, two of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, have joined its LTE patent group. Via, a subsidiary of Dolby Labs, first formed the pool back in October 12 with ten members: AT&T, Clearwire Corporation, DTVG Licensing, HP, KDDI Corporation,...
Telecom giants China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom join Via Licensing's LTE patent pool

Google's ActiveSync license turns German push patent suit against Microsoft into long shot

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A year and a half after Google announced the acquisition of Motorola Mobility and declared its intent to force Microsoft (and Apple) into a comprehensive cross-license, there are no indications of Google getting serious leverage in any jurisdiction, while Microsoft continues to sign royalty-bearing license agreements with device makers choosing...
Google's ActiveSync license turns German push patent suit against Microsoft into long shot

Are patent pools the solution to smartphone lawsuits?

arstechnica.com
Two years ago, Dolby subsidiary Via Licensing started getting together with companies that would be interested in creating a "one-stop shop" for paying for patents that cover LTE, or Long-Term Evolution, a newer, faster type of cell phone data transmission. Now, the pool has formed, and Via is eager to...
Are patent pools the solution to smartphone lawsuits?

Google's H.264 license agreement with MPEG LA may preclude Motorola's pursuit of injunctions

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Late on Friday, Microsoft filed a few documents in its FRAND enforcement dispute with Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility in the Western District of Washington. While only a limited amount of information entered the public record, it suggests that a license agreement between Google and MPEG LA, a patent pool firm that...
Google's H.264 license agreement with MPEG LA may preclude Motorola's pursuit of injunctions

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

AT&T, Clearwire, HP, and others join LTE patent pool

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Supporters say patent pool will reduce legal battles between companies and free up resources for development. [Read more]...
AT&T, Clearwire, HP, and others join LTE patent pool

Google licenses MPEG LA patents for VP8 video format

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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

LTE patent pool brings together technologies from AT&T, ZTE, HP and others

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Hewlett-Packard, ZTE and mobile operators such as AT&T and SK Telecom have pooled their LTE patents under a program led by Via Licensing, aiming to provide a one-stop shop for companies to license their technology....
LTE patent pool brings together technologies from AT&T, ZTE, HP and others

Coalition of Tech Companies Aims to License LTE-Related Patents

allthingsd.com
A group of large technology companies is banding together in an effort to license some of the underlying technology needed for products compatible with high-speed LTE wireless networks. Ross Among the companies banding together are AT&T, Clearwire, Hewlett-Packard, KDDI, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and ZTE. The effort...
Coalition of Tech Companies Aims to License LTE-Related Patents

★ GIF, H.264, and Patents

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Arthur Wyatt, in a post on MetaFilter regarding the battle over HTML5 video codecs: However Mozilla have taken a stance against incorporating H.264 into Firefox on the grounds that it is patented and has to be licensed. Arguments are now being made for and against Mozilla sticking to its ideals....
★ GIF, H.264, and Patents

Via Licensing Adds China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom To Its 4G LTE Standards-Essential Patent Pool

techcrunch.com
Via Licensing Corporation today announced that China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom joined the company’s LTE patent pool for standards-essential patents. The two telecom giants join AT&T, Clearwire Corporation, DTVG Licensing, HP, KDDI Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and ZTE Corporation in this pool that launched last October....
Via Licensing Adds China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom To Its 4G LTE Standards-Essential Patent Pool

Google concludes legal wrangling with MPEG LA over VP8, WebM

www.electronista.com
The patent and licensing disagreement between Google and video codec licensing group MPEG LA has concluded. MPEG LA is granting a license to techniques essential to the Google-promoted VP8 video codec (and retroactively to earlier incarnations). The agreement also grants Google the right to sublicense VP8 to any takers of...
Google concludes legal wrangling with MPEG LA over VP8, WebM
AT&T, Clearwire, HP, NTT DOCOMO And Others Join Via Licensing's LTE Patent Pool

Google H.264 license to Microsoft may end Motorola suit

www.electronista.com
According to patent analyst Florian Mueller, a Microsoft filing with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) claims that Google, Motorola's new parent company, committed to license two of the H.264 video encoding patents to Microsoft as a virtue of the search engine giant's participation in the MPEG LA AVC patent...
Google H.264 license to Microsoft may end Motorola suit

Microsoft: $1.2 million owed to Motorola for FRAND patents

www.electronista.com
On Wednesday evening, Microsoft and Motorola Mobility filed trial briefs before the trial over fair, reasonable, and nondiscriminatory (FRAND) negotiations. Motorola believes that it's 2.25 percent demand as the "logical starting point." Microsoft believes that the rates set by the MPEG LA patent pool for Wi-Fi related patents are a...
Microsoft: $1.2 million owed to Motorola for FRAND patents

If Google Is Serious About Reforming Patent Mess, It Should Make A Bold Statement And Stop Using Motorola Patents To Demand Cash

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We've discussed in the past the fact that Google has never used patents offensively. That is, while it has many patents, it has never (that anyone can point to) used them to threaten another company to force them to pay up. Instead, it has only used them defensively. Over the...
If Google Is Serious About Reforming Patent Mess, It Should Make A Bold Statement And Stop Using Motorola Patents To Demand Cash

Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

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Judge James L. Robart, the federal judge presiding over the Microsoft v. Motorola FRAND contract case in the Western District of Washington, has determined a FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) license fee (a range of FRAND fees as well as a particular point within the range). In November 2012 Judge Robart...
Federal judge has set FRAND rate for Microsoft's license to Google's standard-essential patents

Via Licensing Adds Two More to LTE Patent Pool, but Big Names Still Missing

allthingsd.com
Patent firm Via Licensing is announcing Thursday that two more companies — China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom — have agreed to contribute their LTE intellectual property to a patent-licensing pool. The company’s strategy is to gather enough intellectual property around LTE in one pool that device makers can go to...
Via Licensing Adds Two More to LTE Patent Pool, but Big Names Still Missing
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