There’s been some editorial coverage of the Sisvel VP9/AV1 pools and we wanted to provide a partial bibliography as of today to anyone interested in third-party perspectives of the pools.
Here’s a list for the Sisvel Pools:
- The Troubles Plaguing Licensing Standards, EETimes India, Rick Merritt, July 1, 2019
- Patents, Standards Brew Licensing Woes, EE|Times, Rich Merritt, June 24, 2019
- Will the VP9 codec succumb to patent pressures?, RedShark News, Phil Rhodes, May 16, 2019
- AV1: Codec wars erupt, IBC 365, Adrian Pennington, April 10, 2019
- Sisvel Launches Patent Pools for VP9 and AV1, Streaming Media Magazine, Jan Ozer, March 27, 2019
- Sisvel announces launch of new video compression licensing platform, IAM, Jeff Wild, March 27, 2019
- No Content Royalties in Sisvel VP9/AV1 Patent Pools, Streaming Media Magazine, Jan Ozer, March 28, 2019
- Did Sisvel just catch AOM with their patents down?, Mux Newsletter, Phil Cluff, March 28, 2019
- AV1 Is Finally Here, but Intellectual Property Questions Remain, Streaming Media Magazine, Jan Ozer, March 28, 2018 (discussing the formation of IP defense fund when AV1 shipped)
- Interview with Sisvel CEO Mattia Fogliacco About New VP9 and AV1 Patent Pools, Streaming Learning Center (below the video conversation with Jan Ozer), March 31, 2019
Researchers may find Google’s licensing of H.264 technology from MPEG LA for V8/VP9 (but no successor codecs) as interesting background information, along with an unsuccessful infringement action by Nokia.
- MPEG LA: 12 Companies own Patents Essential to Google’s VP8 Codec, Wired, Peter Bright, August 1, 2011.
- WebM Patent Fight Ahead for Google? Streaming Media Magazine, Jan Ozer, July 26, 2011
- Google enters into licensing agreement with MPEG LA to protect the WebM video format, The Verge, Bryan Bishop, March 7, 2013.
- Nokia halts Google’s VP8 codec dream with patent infringement assertions, Windows Central, Rich Edmonds, March 25, 2013.
- Good News from Germany, WebM Blog, August 5, 2013 (Google wins the suit).