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MPEG LA Expands DisplayPort Patent License Coverage

MPEG LA, LLC announced that it has updated the coverage of its DisplayPort patent portfolio license.

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MPEG LA Expands DisplayPort License Coverage

DENVER — MPEG LA, LLC has announced that coverage of its DisplayPort Patent Portfolio License was recently updated to include the latest DisplayPort standard specification, VESA DisplayPort Standard, Version 1.4, March 2016.

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

MPEG LA’s 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

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 nearly 12,000 patents in 80 countries with some 200 patent holders and 6000 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.