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VP8 Patent Cross-license Agreement
Google is in the process of preparing an agreement that will assist companies and developers with the adoption of VP8 technology by making available a royalty-free license to certain patents that are necessary for the implementation of VP8 and which are owned by Google and a number of other major technology companies.
Google is considering licensing these patents pursuant to the terms of the attached draft patent license agreement. This draft is under review by Google and is therefore currently non-binding and does not constitute an offer to license any patents. A formal, binding agreement will be posted to this site in the coming weeks. Thus, the below draft is for informational purposes only.
The Primary Licensors are each of the following entities and, subject to any noted exclusions, all of their respective Affiliates (as defined in the VP8 Patent Cross-License Agreement).
CIF Licensing LLC
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.
LG Electronics Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
MPEG LA, LLC
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.