HEVC Advance, an independent licensing administrator, has announced that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has become both a Licensor and Licensee of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Licensing Program, the company said.
As a Licensor, Samsung will make its essential patents available through the HEVC Advance patent pool, which provides a transparent and efficient licensing program for HEVC/H.265 essential patents. As a Licensee, Samsung gains access to a large portfolio of valuable patents essential to implementing the HEVC/H.265 video compression standard.
HEVC/H.265 offers the next generation video compression features needed to meet consumer´s immediate and rapidly growing demand for 4K Ultra High Definition (“4K UHD”) video delivered seamlessly to screens ranging from the largest monitors to the smallest smart phones.
HEVC Advance is an independent licensing administrator company formed to lead the development, administration and management of an HEVC/H.265 patent pool for licensing essential patents. HEVC Advance provides a transparent and efficient licensing mechanism for HEVC patented technology.