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A patent (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/) is a form of intellectual property. It consists of a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or their assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for the public disclosure of an invention.
The procedure for granting patents, the requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a pa...

Google's New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?

Googles New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?

Google wants their new VP9 codec to be royalty-free, but patent disputes could prevent that from happening. Meanwhile, VP9 is supposed to have double the image quality using half the compression of H.264. In other news: H.264 could be H.265 soon, so there's that.

Will You Be Winking Google Glass Into Operation?

Will You Be Winking Google Glass Into Operation?

Google Glass developers have found an interesting piece of code to look at and wonder about: winking. Apparently, the new Google Glass will have some sort of "winking" option that will likely give users the ability to wink photos. But we all know that's probably not all it will be if it's true and it takes off.

MPEG LA Publishes MVC 3D Video Codec Licensing Prices

MPEG LA Publishes MVC 3D Video Codec Licensing Prices

MPEG LA have announced pricing for licenses on the Multiview Video Coding 3D codec. It covers everything from hardware that will use it to subscription services and prices range from one cent per disc to $300,000 for big subscription services. Currently, MPEG LA is dedicating ...

Despite Losses, Brightcove Going Public On Strength Of Major Patent Win

Despite Losses, Brightcove Going Public On Strength Of Major Patent Win

Revenues at Brightcove have been on the rise from $24.5 million in 2008 to $43.7 million in 2010. Now, they're ready to take the whole company public as they have filed for an IPO, though also posted a loss during the first half of the ...

Google-Motorola Deal Means More Video Streaming to Android Devices?

Google Motorola Deal Means More Video Streaming to Android Devices?

Google yesterday announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion, which instantly brings them into the mobile hardware market. Now the mobile platform is pretty interesting in and of itself, but that's not the only reason this deal is being made. As part of the ...

Nielsen and comScore Row Over Patents

Nielsen and comScore Row Over Patents

Nielsen, who was previously sued by and then paid $15 million to Jupiter Media Metrix for patents regarding  the collection, analysis and reporting of information concerning computer activity is now suing comScore for pretty much the same thing. Uh oh, someone is angry over someone ...

The Online Video Weekly News Reel - Brno Edition

The Online Video Weekly News Reel   Brno Edition

On the road again... I'm traveling to visit some friends in Brno (the second largest city in the Czech Republic) and if you think that's hard to say try "strč prst skrz krk" which is a Czech idiom. But as always I am tasked with ...

Reel Cord Cutting News Clips - Snip, Snip: Hulu, Boxee, TiVo

Reel Cord Cutting News Clips   Snip, Snip: Hulu, Boxee, TiVo

Some news has been rolling around on the good old Interwebs and so I thought I would again accumulate it all into one tidy little bite-sized package for you to consume with your morning coffee. It involves our favorites: Hulu, Boxee, TiVo and more. So ...

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG-LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

The HTML5 video codec war just exploded! MPEG-LA, who you will remember holds the H.264 patent pool, just invaded Googlonia with a call for patent claims on the VP8 video codec. You will remember that Apple is a member of the H.264 owners, along with ...

The Sunday News Reel – Week of 11-17 October, 2010

The Sunday News Reel – Week of 11 17 October, 2010

Hey hey! Another week in the books as we wind down summer in the Northern Hemisphere and rapidly hurtle toward lower temps and the holiday season. Here in my part of the world the leaves are falling along with the temps. So it's time once ...

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