In June 2017, MPEG LA announced the availability of the EVS Patent Portfolio License, which currently includes the following patent holders: Via Licensing operates a joint patent license that provides a practical and cost-effective way to acquire the rights to exercise major AAC patents from a number of licensees. The AAC patent licensing program provides coverage of all AAFC technologies that are identified in the following diagram. Who has to sign a license? What products are covered by the license? What technologies are covered by the AAC patent licensing program? Is there a user fee for the AAFC? What does the AAFC license look like? I already hold the MPEG-4 AAC and HE AAC license. How can I buy the AAC license? Are there any fees other than royalties? What is PC Enabling Software, as outlined in the AAC royalty plan? Who are the licensees participating in the AAC licensing program? How do I get a license model for verification? What do I need to do to execute the agreement and get a license? What are the reporting obligations of the AAFC program? What is a “reset” in the pricing plan? What is the definition of a “professional” product? Is there a difference between royalties on multichannel products and stereo products? How are products classified as stereo or multichannel products? Is there a trial period for the products granted? What do I get after I sign the AAC patent license agreement? Where can I get code or other “know-how” for AAFC? The main patent pool helps Xiaomi bring audio innovation for all Through its AAC patent pool, Via licenses the AAC patent portfolios of leading companies such as Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, ETRI, Fraunhofer IIS, JVC Kenwood, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Microsoft Corporation, NEC Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, INC., Orange S.A., Panasonic Corporation , the leading innovators of widely distributed AAFC audio compression standards. , consumer electronics, mobile products, automotive and personal computer products, worldwide. The latest DRM specification imposes xHE-AAC, which is part of the AAC patent reserve. “We are pleased to welcome Samsung as a licensee and licensee in our AAC patent pool,” said Joe Siino, President of Via Licensing. “Today`s announcement confirms that industry leaders, such as Samsung, recognize the benefits of the patent pool model in promoting technological acceptance and cooperation across the global ecosystem.” “Via has shown that the AAC licensing model can manage unique market conditions, as in China, fairly and effectively,” said Xiang Wang, Xiaomi`s senior vice president. “Participating in more than 800 other AAFC licensees demonstrates Xiaomi`s commitment to providing our customers with the best user experience.
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