Posts tagged as: H. 264

Microsoft Foud Not Violating Motorola H.264 Patent

A change of heart by an administrative law judge with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has resulted in a ruling that Microsoft has not violated a patent owned by Google’s Motorola Mobility when it created the Xbox 360 video gaming console. The ruling by Judge David Shaw is a reversal of his own previous […]

ITU Approves Low-Bandwidth H.265 Video Codec

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has approved the H.265 video standard. The new High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) promises to lower the amount of bandwidth required to stream current MPEG-4 H.264-standard content by half, potentially allowing mobile devices to view HD content over high-speed wireless connections with little to no buffering required. Study Group 16 of […]

Microsoft Rejects Motorola’s Excessively High FRAND License Offer

Microsoft has rejected a patent-licensing offer by Motorola to settle patent disputes that could stop Android devices, as well as Microsoft’s Xbox 360, from being sold in the US. Last month, the International Trade Commission recommended an import ban on Motorola’s Android devices as well as the Xbox 360 until the patent issues were resolved. […]

Congress Speaks Out ITC’s Potential Xbox 360 Ban

Members of Congress have written to the International Trade Commission (ITC) to publicly rebuke a potential ITC-enforced Xbox 360 ban. Microsoft faces an import ban on its gaming console over Motorola’s standards-essential H.264 playback patent, which Microsoft has been accused of violating. Motorola, in turn, has been accused of not negotiating for a license on […]

Microsoft Gets Reprieve from Motorola Windows, Xbox Ban in US

Microsoft scored an important win in a Seattle courtroom by successfully getting a temporary block on any Motorola bans of its products. The temporary restraining order prevents Motorola from securing a ban on Windows or the Xbox 360 until the court believes it has made a sincere effort to license its H.264 video patents under […]

Motorola May Get Royalties from MS for Windows 7, Xbox 360

Motorola may get a very important victory in its legal campaign against Microsoft. Based on observations from the Mannheim, Germany courtroom, patent lawsuit follower Florian Mueller believed that the court was “inclined to rule” that Microsoft owed Motorola royalties on Windows 7 and the Xbox 360 as well as two core apps, Internet Explorer 9 […]

Adobe Takes Flash 11, AIR 3 Live

As promised yesterday, Adobe has released Flash for Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and Solaris along with version 3 of AIR, it’s cross-platform development environment. Both products bring with them new support for Stage 3D, the overall name for hardware-accelerated 2D and 3D graphics that Adobe claims can result in up to 1,000 times […]

Samsung MV800 and WB750 Unveiled at IFA

Samsung has added two new point-and-shoot cameras to its range, the MV800 and the WB750. The center-piece of the MV800 is its large 3-inch capacitive touch screen flexible viewer. It allows the user to take pictures from a wide range of angles, and even allow users the ability to take self-portraits and even adjust the […]

Skype Using VP8 Even with Microsoft Patent Issues with the Format

Google had an unusual celebration Wednesday as it claimed that Skype 5.5 was now using the video format behind WebM, VP8. WebM Product Manager John Luther said that that any video chat between two or more users on 5.5 will switch over to VP8 for the stream. The format had been chosen in part because […]

Lead By MPEG-LA, 12 Firms Claim WebM Violates H.264 Patents

The MPEG-LA video group’s attempts to find patent violations in WebM proved successful as the company late Thursday claimed that 12 companies and organizations had their technology infringed. The so far unnamed dozen said the VP8 video codec underlying Google’s format copied technology used in H.264, the standard MPEG-LA supports. The collective was considering forming […]

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