ISO/IEC 14496-14 2003 patent statement
Posted Apr 8, 2010 5:32 UTC (Thu) by brouhaha
Parent article: Ogg and the multimedia container format struggle
Last year I purchased a copy of the ISO/IEC 14496-14 2003 standard as I was interested in writing a parser. The patent statement in Annex A does not give a list of patents, but only a list of four companies that have registered statements with the ISO and IEC indicating that they have patents that may be applicable. It also says that "ISO and IEC take no position concerning the evidence, validity and scope of these patent rights". This is typical of how standards bodies deal with patents; the standards body cannot give anyone legal advice.
The four companies in the list are
- Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
- Mitsubishi Electric
It is entirely possible that other companies may also hold patents relevant to the standard.
Note that ISO/IEC 14496-14 2003 is not a complete description of a container format, but rather is an extension to the earlier ISO/IEC 14496-1 and 14496-12 standards. I do not have a copy of -1 or -12, so I don't know what patent statements they might contain.
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