License Initially Covers Technologies Owned By Hitachi Maxell, Philips, Silicon Image and Sony
(DENVER, CO, US – 5 March 2015) – MPEG LA, LLC today announced the availability of the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License. The DisplayPort License provides coverage for a variety of digital interface technology standards used in connecting audio/video sources among products such as computer monitors, video projectors, televisions, adaptors, personal computers, graphic cards, motherboards, storage devices, smartphones, tablets, flat panel displays and cameras.
“Once again, MPEG LA is proud to be part of the solution,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn. “Like MPEG LA’s other licenses, our license for DisplayPort gives product suppliers convenient access to important technologies under a single patent license enabling them to focus their resources on innovation and new product creation instead of protracted licensing and litigation. It is the marketplace at work.”
Initial DisplayPort technology owners include Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.; Koninklijke Philips N.V.; Silicon Image, Inc.; and Sony Corporation.
Copies of the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License agreement may be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A summary of the license terms is attached.
MPEG LA welcomes any party that believes it has patents that are essential to the DisplayPort standard to submit them for an evaluation of their essentiality by MPEG LA’s patent experts and inclusion in the License if determined to be essential. Interested parties may request a copy of the terms and procedures governing patent submissions here. MPEG LA’s objective is to provide worldwide access to as much DisplayPort essential intellectual property as possible for the benefit of licensees (new patent holders and essential patents may be added at no additional royalty during the current term of the License).