License Deal Resolves Some MPEG-2 Patent Suits

Law360, New York (March 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Bringing some of the patent infringement disputes in Germany to an end, seven DVD video disc manufacturers have entered into a license agreement with MPEG LA LLC on behalf of a group of electronics companies that own patents covering an MPEG-2 digital video compression standard.

MPEG LA, which manages patent licensing administration for the MPEG-2 patent holders, said Tuesday the license deal has resolved several lawsuits filed in the Dusseldorf District Court by Sony Corp., Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and other firms.

The new licensees are...
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