MHP Licenses available from Via Licensing

Via Licensing Corporation today announced the availability of a worldwide joint license agreement for patents deemed essential to implementing MHP 1.0. Companies that hold essential patents to the MHP standard that are participating in the joint licensing program for MHP are named as including: Comcast, LG Electronics, OpenTV, Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.), Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics, and Time Warner Cable. Via Licensing is acting as the licensing administrator for the program.

âWe believe that the MHP joint license agreement will aid in promoting adoption of MHP by the market by allowing efficient access to patents essential to the practice of the MHP 1.0 standard,â said Helene Jay, Via Licensingâs Director of Business Development in Europe. Companies that offer MHP end-user products or services can visit to learn more about the terms of the joint patent license and to request a sample agreement for review.