MPEG LA

March 23, 2005 16:11 ET

Sagem Enters into MPEG-2 License with MPEG LA; Patent Infringement Actions Against Sagem Concluded


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MARCH 23, 2005 - 16:11 ET

Sagem Enters into MPEG-2 License with MPEG LA; Patent
Infringement Actions Against Sagem Concluded

DENVER--(CCNMatthews - Mar 23, 2005) -

MPEG LA today announced that Sagem S.A. has become a Licensee to MPEG
LA's MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License and that the patent infringement
actions announced in a 3 May 2004 press release
(http://www.mpegla.com/news/n_04-05-03_sagem.pdf) have concluded.

MPEG LA, LLC

MPEG LA successfully pioneered one-stop technology platform licensing
with a portfolio of essential patents for the international digital
video compression standard known as MPEG-2. One-stop technology platform
licensing enables widespread technological implementation,
interoperability and use of fundamental broad-based technologies covered
by many patents owned by many patent holders. MPEG LA provides users
with fair, reasonable, nondiscriminatory, worldwide access to essential
patents from multiple patent holders in a single license as a
nonexclusive alternative to negotiating licenses with each of them
individually. The MPEG-2 Patent Portfolio License, which includes more
than 650 MPEG-2 essential patents owned by 24 licensors in 57 countries,
has more than 800 licensees accounting for most MPEG-2 products in the
current world market. MPEG LA is not related to any standards agency and
is not an affiliate of any patent holder. For more information, please
refer to http://www.mpegla.com.

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