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Technicolor ready to hive off video patents – is this HEVC related?

Technicolor said this week it plans to sell off its patent licensing business. It has not named a buyer, but said it is confident it will reach an agreement and described it as in line with Technicolor’s objective to simplify its structure. Technicolor has currently suspended all commercial patent licensing discussions, but adds that it has reached a settlement with Samsung regarding litigation in Germany and France. Back in February Technicolor initiated multiple patent infringement suits in in those countries against Samsung in both mobile phones and digital televisions. The patent areas were said to be related to video coding and communications, and we suspect that are the heart of this are the patents is holds in video codecs. Remember…

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