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MPEG LA Expands DisplayPort License Coverage

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MPEG LA, LLC has announced that coverage of its DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License was recently expanded to include VESA DisplayPort Alt Mode Standard, Version 1, September 22, 2014 and VESA DisplayPort Alt Mode Standard, Version 1.0a, August 10, 2015.

As a result of this expansion, the DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License now includes coverage for

VESA DisplayPort Standard, Version 1, May 1, 2006

VESA DisplayPort Standard, Version 1.1, March 19, 2007

VESA DisplayPort Standard, Version 1, Revision 1a, January 11, 2008

VESA DisplayPort Standard, Version 1, Revision 2, January 5, 2010

VESA DisplayPort Standard, Version 1, Revision 2a, May 23, 2012

VESA DisplayPort Standard, Version 1.3, September 2014

VESA Mini DisplayPort (mDP) Connector Standard, Version 1, October 26, 2009

VESA Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Version 1, December 22, 2008

VESA Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) Standard, Version 1.1, October 23, 2009

VESA Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) Standard, Version 1.2, May 5, 2010

VESA Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) Standard, Version 1.3, January 13, 2011

VESA Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), Version 1.4, February 2013

VESA Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) Standard, Version 1.4a, February 2015

VESA Internal DisplayPort (iDP), Version 1.0a, April 2011

VESA Internal DisplayPort (iDP), Version 1, April 2010

VESA Mobility DisplayPort (MyDP), Version 1, May 2012

VESA DockPort, Version 1, May 2014

VESA DisplayPort Dual-Mode (DP++) Standard, Version 1, February 10, 2012

VESA DisplayPort Dual-Mode (DP++) Standard, Version 1.1, February 8, 2013

VESA Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) Standard, v1.4b, October 23, 2015

VESA DisplayPort Alt Mode Standard, Version 1, September 22, 2014

VESA DisplayPort Alt Mode Standard, Version 1.0a, August 10, 2015

The DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License is offered for the convenience of DisplayPort users enabling them to obtain coverage under essential patents owned by multiple patent holders in a single license as an alternative to negotiating separate licenses.

Interested parties may request a copy of the License at http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/DisplayPort/Pages/AgreementExpress.aspx

MPEG LA said its objective is to provide worldwide access to as much DisplayPort essential intellectual property as possible for the benefit of licensees.

Any party that believes it has a patent which is essential to the DisplayPort standard is welcome to submit its patent(s) for an evaluation of 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 by going to http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/DisplayPort/Pages/Licensors.aspx

Current patent holders to MPEG LA’s DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License include Hitachi Maxell, Ltd.; Koninklijke Philips N.V.; Lattice Semiconductor Corporation; Rambus Inc.; and Sony Corporation.

MPEG LA is the world’s leading provider of one-stop licenses for standards and other technology platforms.

Starting in the 1990s, it pioneered the modern-day patent pool helping to produce the most widely used standards in consumer electronics history.

Today MPEG LA operates licensing programs for a variety of technologies consisting of more than 12,200 patents in 81 countries with some 220 patent holders and 6,000 licensees.

By assisting users with implementation of their technology choices, MPEG LA offers licensing solutions that provide access to fundamental intellectual property, freedom to operate, reduced litigation risk and predictability in the business planning process.

In turn, this enables inventors, research institutions and other technology owners to monetize and speed market adoption of their assets to a worldwide market while substantially reducing the cost of licensing.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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