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MPEG LA issues MPEG-DASH patent licensing call

Alternative technology licensing body MPEG LA has issued a call for patents essential to the MPEG Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) standards for the purpose of offering the market efficient access to this important technology. Currently used in leading content delivery platforms, DASH adaptively streams audio and video content enabling continuous viewing without freezing or stuttering.

“Market adoption of DASH technology standards has increased to the point where the market would benefit from the availability of a convenient non-discriminatory, non-exclusive worldwide one-stop patent pool licence,” said MPEG LA President and CEO Larry Horn. “We invite all patent holders to participate.”

To participate in the initial meeting for the creation of a joint DASH Licence, any party that believes it has patents that are essential to the DASH standards is invited to submit them for ‘evaluation of essentiality’ by September 9th 2015.

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