MPEG LA, LLC offers a joint patent license for the AVC (a/k/a H.264) Standard (ISO/IEC IS 14496-10:2004). Like
MPEG LA's other licenses, the AVC Patent Portfolio License is offered for the convenience of the marketplace as an
alternative enabling users to access essential intellectual property owned by many patent holders under a single license
rather than negotiating licenses with each of them individually.
The AVC Patent Portfolio License includes essential patents owned by DAEWOO Electronics Corporation; Electronics
and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI); France Telecom, societe anonyme; Fujitsu Limited; Hitachi, Ltd.;
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; LG Electronics Inc.; Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.; Microsoft
Corporation; Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Robert Bosch GmbH; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.; Sedna Patent
Services, LLC; Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha; Siemens AG; Sony Corporation; The Trustees of Columbia University in the
City of New York; Toshiba Corporation; UB Video Inc.; and Victor Company of Japan, Limited. Another is expected
also to join as of August 1, 2006.
MPEG LA's objective is to provide worldwide access to as much AVC essential intellectual property as possible for the
benefit of AVC users. Therefore, any party that believes it has essential patents is welcome to submit them for
evaluation of their essentiality and inclusion in the License if found essential.