Half of MPEG-2 Patents Expire in 2012

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The patents on substantial technologies of MPEG-2 will soon expire. More precisely, 50% of the MPEG-2 patent pool (134 US patents, including the 27 original 1996 MPEG-2 IPR Working Group’s patents) will expire by October 16, 2012.  The remainder dribble out for several years through various patent life-extension techniques (continuations, divisions, and patent term adjustments)…. Read more »

Royalty-Free MPEG Proposals Announced

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MPEG has announced it has received proposals for a royalty-free MPEG standard and has settled on a deliberation process to consider them. The press release is here; the underlying meeting resolution is here.  Relevant portions are copied below. A short analysis of the proposals is available at: MPEG Plus or Patent Pool Lite? MPEG Mulls… Read more »