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An Index of IPR Holders - Part II: The Index

By Dean Tan
Translated by Jeffrey Chang

The IPR Holders listed in this index are categorized by the following technologies:

    1. VIDEO COMPRESSION / CODEC / BROADCASTING STANDARDS
    2. SPEECH AND AUDIO CODECS / COMPRESSION
    3. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STANDARDS
    4. DIGITAL TV/HOME ENTERTAINMENT
    5. OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIA - DVD/ HD DVD/ Blue-Ray Disc/ CD
    6. RFID
    7. BROAD RANGE OF IT-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES
    8. INTERNET BROADCAST MEDIA
    9. DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT
    10. SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING
    11. INTEGRATED CIRCUIT/ ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING
    12. TELECOMMUNICATIONS
    13. INTERNET VIDEO STREAMING
    14. PHARMACEUTICAL / LIFE SCIENCE / GENOMICS
    15. NANOTECHNOLOGY – ADVANCED MATERIALS
    16. CHEMICAL/PETROCHEMICAL
    17. BROAD RANGE OF VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES


The 59 IPR Holders indexed here are further classified into types:
    Patent Pools: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 25, 34, 35, 36, 41, 43, 46, 54, 58, 59
    Patent Holding Companies: 4, 12, 31, 40, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57
    Large Enterprises: 8, 9, 10, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 38, 39, 42, 44, 45, 47, 48, 55
    Individual Inventors: 27, 37



1. VIDEO COMPRESSION / CODEC / BROADCASTING STANDARDS Back to Top
    1. MPEG LA
Patents on: MPEG-2, ATSC, AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-4 VISUAL, 1394; in-development technologies such as: Blue Ray Disc, DRM.

    2. Sisvel
Patents on telcom technologies, including: MPEG audio, TOP teletext, DVB-T, WSS; in-development technologies such as: DVB-H, CDMA 2000, DMP, Digital Media Project.

    3. Audio Video Coding Standard Workgroup of China
A Mainland Chinese organization

    4. DivX
Patents on high-definition digital media format technologies for PCs, mobile devices and televisions, including: high-definition DivX codec, DivX player, h.264.


2. SPEECH AND AUDIO CODECS / COMPRESSION Back to Top
    5. Sipro Lab Telecom
Patents on telcom technologies, including: G.729, G.723.1, G.729.1, G.711.1; in-development technologies such as: ITU-T G.729.1, ITU-T G.729.1.

    6. VoiceAge
Patents on speech and audio compression technologies, including: AMR (Adaptive Multi-Rate), G.722.2, AMR-WB+ (3GPP), G.729; G.723.1, ACELP®.net, VMR-WB, EVRC, etc....

    7. Thomson
Patents on MP3 encoding/decoding/software/broadcasting/streaming, including: MPEG-1/MPEG-2 Layer 3 (mp3), mp3PRO, mp3surround.

    8. Dolby Laboratories
Patents on lossy audio compression, including: Dolby® Digital (AC-3), Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Live, etc....


3. WIRELESS COMMUNICATION STANDARDS Back to Top
    9. Qualcomm
Patents on an extremely broad range of wireless technologies, including: cdmaOne, CDMA2000, WCDMA, CDMA TDD, GPRS/EDGE, OFDMA, microprocessors for commercial wireless devices, encryption technology, mobile OFDMA technology, Mobile Multicast Media Technologies, Interferometric Modulation (IMOD) display technology, etc….

    10. Ericsson
Patents on a broad range of mobile and broadband Internet technologies, including: 3GPP IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), GSM/GPRS, TD-SCDMA, WCDMA/HSPA, cdma2000, MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service), DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld), etc....

    11. Open Patent Alliance
Patents on wireless, in-development technologies such as: WiMAX, IEEE 802.16e.

    12. Wi-Lan
Patents on broadband wireless technologies, including: CDMA, DOCSIS, DSL, Wi-Fi, WiMAX (4G) – IEEE 802.16, V-chip.

    13. NGMN
Patents on broadband wireless technologies, including: Next Generation Mobile Networks.

    14. 3G Licensing Limited
Patents on 3G technologies, including: W-CDMA related products.

    15. Interdigital
Patents on a broad range of wireless communication technologies, including: dual mode modem technology with high-performance HSDPA and HSUPA, 2G baseband solution, 3G baseband solution, dual mode baseband ASIC, TDMA and CDMA wireless systems, etc....

    16. Variety of Wireless Companies
Patents on next generation wireless networking, in-development technologies, such as: Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology.


4. DIGITAL TV/HOME ENTERTAINMENT Back to Top
    17. United License for Digital Age
Patents on Digital TV Tuner/electronic program guides, including: Association of Radio Industries and Business (Arib) Standards.

    18. Macrovision Solutions
Patents on Digital Home Entertainment Protection/Enhancement/Distribution/Management, including: Interactive Program Guides (IPGs), ACP technology (copy protection).


5. OPTICAL STORAGE MEDIA - DVD/ HD DVD/ Blue-Ray Disc/ CD Back to Top
    19. DVD6C Licensing Agency
Patents on DVD hardware/software technologies, including: DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD Video Recording, +R/+RW Discs.

    20. Philips
Patents on a broad range of technologies, including: Mp3, AVC/H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 Audio, UMTS, VC1, Blue-Ray Disc Player, Blue-Ray Disc Recordable Disc, CD Disc, CD Player, CD-RW Disc, DVD, HD DVD, etc….


6. RFID Back to Top
    21. RFID Consortium
Patents on RFID reader and label products (working with Via Licensing), and in-development technologies such as: UHF RFID.


7. BROAD RANGE OF IT-RELATED TECHNOLOGIES Back to Top
    22. Microsoft IP Licensing
Patents on a broad range of IT-related technologies, including: algorithms & theories, hardware development, human-computer interaction, machine learning, adaptation and intelligence, multimedia and graphics, security and cryptography, social computing, system, architecture, mobility and networking, information search and retrieval.


8. INTERNET BROADCAST MEDIA Back to Top
    23. Microsoft Windows Media Licensing
Patents on Windows Media Related Products and Services, including: Windows media DRM, PlaysForSure-verified, Windows Media Technologies for Consumer Electronic Devices, windows media audio decoder and encoder, Windows Media Encoder, etc….


9. DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT Back to Top
    24. Intertrust Technologies
Patents on DRM and Trusted Computing technologies, including : Marlin, OMA DRM.


10. SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING Back to Top
    25. SOI Industry Consortium
Patents on silicon-on insulator (SOI) innovation in Semiconductor Manufacturing.

    26. Mosaid Technologies
Patents on semiconductor and telecom technologies, including: Wireless technology, Pseudo-SRAM, DRAM, SDRAM, Multi-level DRAM, Computational memory and graphics, Embedded DRAM, Networking.

    27. Gertrude F. Neumark
Patents on fundamental low resistivity semiconductor doping methods; able to make high spectral range LEDs, such as blue and green, commercially feasible.

    28. Freescale Semiconductor
Patents on a wide variety of IC/Semiconductor technologie; Working with IBM on CMOS and SOI, low-power and high-performance technologies; over 5500 patent families.


11. INTEGRATED CIRCUIT/ ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING Back to Top
    29. Tessera
Patents on semiconductor packaging, interconnect and consumer optics technologies, including: CSP, µPILR Interconnect Platform, MCP, Wafer-Level Camera, Wafer Level Packaging (WLP), Micro-Optic Fabrication, Camera Lens Focusing, OptiML™ UFL solution, OptiML™ Zoom solution.

    30. Rambus
Patents on a broad range of technologies in Chip Interfaces, System Design, and Packaging, including: logic and controller interfaces, memory architecture, high-speed parallel and serial links, low-power signaling technologies, XDR DRAM device for HDTV, and others.

    31. Alliacense
Patents on a broad range of fundamental patents in microprocessor, Digital Signal Processor, embedded processors, and System-on-Chip; logic circuits; and flash read/write technology, including software, firmware, hardware, and mechanical designs, including: Moore Microprocessor Patent™, CORE Flash™, Fast Logic™, multicore processors, flash media storage, microprocessor architecture, high-speed logic circuits.

    32. ARM
Provides turnkey solutions in various licensing options such as foundry license, implementation license, architecture license, etc.., including: 32-bit embedded RISC microprocessors - microprocessor architecture (turnkey), system-on-chip.


12. TELECOMMUNICATIONS Back to Top
    33. Alcatel-Lucent
Over 25,000 active patents and patents on a broad range of telecommunication technologies, including: multimedia and convergent services and applications, new service delivery architectures and platforms, wireless and wireline, broadband access, packet and optical networking and transport, network security, enterprise networking and communication services, fundamental research in nanotechnology, algorithmic, and computer sciences.

    34. Cablelabs
Non-profit R&D consortium with patents in cable telecommunications technologies, including: DOCSIS® modems technology, PacketCable-compliant products, DFAST for UDCP, VOD metadata technology.

    35. S2 Licensing
Patents on Digital satellite transmission specification, including: DVB-S2.

    36. Allied Security Trust
Patents on a broad range of IT-related and telecommunications technologies

    37. Ronald A. Katz
Patents on inventions related to toll free numbers, automated attendant, interactive call processing services, automated call distribution, voice response unit, computer telephone integration and speech recognition.

    38. Aware
Patents on DSL technologies used in CO and CPE applications, including: DSL chip set, VDSL2, ADSL+, ADSL2, ADSL.

    39. Nokia Intellisync
Patents on communication data synchronization infrastructures, including : Intellisync PIM Platform, mobility infrastructure and synchronization platform, Intellisync Mobile Suite Platform.


13. INTERNET VIDEO STREAMING Back to Top
    40. Burst
Patents on video and audio delivery software for IP networks


14. PHARMACEUTICAL / LIFE SCIENCE / GENOMICS Back to Top
    41. MSF Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines
Patents on AIDS medicine, antiretroviral drugs.

    42. GE Life Sciences
Patents on cellular biology applications for visualizing proteins within living cells without the need for chemical staining, including: Green fluorescent Proteins (GFPs), Screening & lead profiling for cellular assays, Track proteins in living cells, Functional genomics.

    43. Utek
Patents on a very broad range of life sciences technologies.


15. NANOTECHNOLOGY – ADVANCED MATERIALS Back to Top
    44. Unidym
Patents on mass production of carbon nanotubes, including: compostion of matter for high-purity CNTs, derivatized CNTs, electrical conductors containing CNTs, CNT ropes, CNT composites, CNT dispersions, CNT arrays and CNT fibers, CNT Synthesis, post-synthesis treatment of CNTs, modification and manipulation of CNTs, Articles of Manufacture for CNT-containing products, etc....

    45. Dendritic Nanotechnologies
Patents on manufacturing precise nanostructures having high surface area to volume ratio, including: Priostar dendrimers.

    46. Geron
Patents on animal cloning technologies, including: nuclear transfer cloning technology.


16. CHEMICAL/PETROCHEMICAL Back to Top
    47. Dow Chemical
Patents on petrochemical technologies, including: Polypropylene, Ethylene Oxide/Glycol, Low Pressure Oxo, purified terephthalic acid, Ceramics, lasma, and others.

    48. Exxon Mobil
Patents on petrochemical technologies, including: Selective Cracking Optimum Recovery (SCORE) ethylene process, aromatics production, zeolite catalysts, steam cracking technology, furnace technology, SCORE ethylene process, low density polyethylene technology, polypropylene technology.


17. BROAD RANGE OF VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES Back to Top
    49. Industrial Technology Research Institute
Main goal is to help technology companies from Taiwan to compete globally. Patents on: Communication & Optoelectronics, Precision Machinery and MEMS, Materials and Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Technology, Sustainable Development, Nanotechnology.

    50. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Patents on: RNAi (Tuschl Patents), Optical Communications, Computer Security Software Technology, Software Technology, Reagents & Materials, and others.

    51. University of Texas at Austin
Patents on: computing technologies, life sciences, nanotechnologies, physical sciences, and 211 other titles.

    52. Stanford University
Patents in the life sciences industry: agriculture, computer, diagnostic, genomics, healthcare; physical science industry: chemical, communications, computer, internet, material, MEMS, nanotechnology, photonics, semiconductor, recombinant DNA cloning, chimeric receptors, fluorescent conjugates for analysis of molecules, functional antigen-binding proteins, fiber optic amplifier, FM sound synthesis, and more. http://www.iphandbook.org/handbook/ch17/p13/

    53. University of California
Patents in: Biotechnology, Chemicals, Computer Hardware, Energy, Advanced materials, Pharmaceuticals, Photonics, Computer Software, Telecommunications & Internet, Transportation, and more.

    54. Via Licensing
Patents on multimedia distribution and broadcasting, including: IEEE 802.11, Multimedia Home Platform, MPEG-2 AAC, MPEG-4 Audio, OpenCable Applications Platform (OCAP), TV-Anytime TVA-1; in-development technologies such as: Agora C, UHF-RFID, Digital Radio Mondiale, IEEE 802.11 Networking, IEEE 802.16 Networking, MPEG-4 Audio, Near Field Communication.

    55. IBM
Patents on a broad range of IT technologies, including: Display, Network Computing, Microelectronics, Storage, Software, Server.

    56. Acacia Technologies
Over 97 patent portfolios on a broad range of technologies, including: semiconductor, MEMS, audio/video, computer, database, DRAM, image processing, flash memory, microprocessor, peer to peer communications, pointing device, projector, and more.

    57. Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Patents on a broad range of technologies, including: advanced scientific computing, basic energy, biological science, environmental research, fusion energy, nuclear physics, vehicular propulsion, sensors, aeronautical systems, microfludics, nanoelectronic, hydrogen-from-coal, clean coal, oil and natural gas, gas storage technology, and more.

    58. Spark IP
Patents on a broad range of technologies with over 8900+ technologies for licensing.

    59. Exploit-IP
Patents on a very broad range of technologies ; supported by the Singapore Ministry of Trade & Industry

1 comments:

    On February 1, 2010 at 3:10 AM Bill D. Lavoie said...

    Just Wondering Why Patent 5077788 is not one of the most break through Patents in the past 2 decades

     
 
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