Huawei, ZTE sued over alleged lack of H.264 license

Huawei, ZTE sued over alleged lack of H.264 license

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Two leading Chinese communications equipment companies, Huawei and ZTE, have been sued for using the AVC/H.264 (MPEG-4 Part 10) digital video coding standard without the appropriate licenses.
By Peter Clarke


The patent pool organization MPEG LA LLC (Denver, Colorado) announced that several unnamed patent holders within its AVC pool have filed patent infringement suits against Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH and ZTE Deutschland GmbH and are seeking injunctions and monetary damages.

The two patent enforcement actions have been filed in the Landgericht Dusseldorf, Germany. According to the complaints both Huawei and ZTE offer mobile phones in Germany that offer AVC multimedia features without having a license to do so.

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