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Will AOMedia players buy Technicolor patents to wrongfoot HEVC?

Technicolor plans to sell off its patent licensing business in line with its objective to simplify its structure, a decision that may relate to recent divisions over patents for video codecs such as HVEC. In anticipation of a deal, the company has currently suspended all commercial patent licensing discussions, though it announced 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 concerning mobile phones and digital televisions. Some of the patents at issue also related to video coding and communications, which are also likely to be at the heart of the sale negotiations. Technicolor was the odd one out last…

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