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MPEG LA files lawsuit against Samsung

The company claims Samsung has continued to use its HEVC coding standard in its smartphones and TVs despite terminating its licence in March 2020

MPEG LA has launched a lawsuit against Samsung for infringement of patents in MPEG LA’s HEVC Patent Portfolio License.

According to MPEG LA, the patents are essential to the HEVC digital video coding standard used in products that encode and decode video for Internet, television and mobile transmission, reception and use.

The company has filed its lawsuit in a German court, stating that despite terminating its license to use MPEG LA’s products in March 2020 Samsung has continued to do so in its smartphones, tablets and telephones.

MPEG LA is seeking monetary damages and expenses as part of the suit.