Google, MPEG LA agree to royalty-free terms for VP8 video codec

Posted by BernardSwiss on Mar 8, 2013 8:04 PM EDT
Ars Technica; By Peter Bright
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Soon after Google's decision to open source VP8, MPEG LA announced that it intended to form a patent pool of companies with patents relevant to VP8. In 2011, it announced that 12 companies had identified patents that covered aspects of the VP8 algorithm. Google, however, maintained that it owned all the relevant patents. Since that 2011 announcement, there has been little word from either company about the patent pool situation.

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