MPEG LA Expands Call for Blu-ray Disc Patents

MPEG LA has expanded its call for patents essential to the implementation of the Blu-ray Disc standard to include the Hybrid Blu-ray Disc format and portions of the DVB-GEM specification that pertain to BD-J referenced in Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Format, Part 3: (1) Blu-ray Disc, Hybrid Format, Part 1: Basic Format Specifications, version 1.01 December 2005 (2) DVB-GEM (ETSI TS 102 819 V1.3.1 (2005-10) - Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Globally Executable MHP version 1.0.2 (GEM 1.0.2); A095: Errata (1) to Globally Executable MHP (TS 102 819 V1.3.1)) as referenced in Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Format, Part 3.

Inclusion of these specifications is in addition to other Blu-ray Disc(TM) specifications encompassed by previous calls for patents issued by MPEG LA. Patents essential to additional Blu-ray Disc specifications may be called for in the future.

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