Vectis Expands Patent Pool Portfolio with OPUS Audio Codec

In a strategic move signaling a keen focus on intellectual property, Vectis has added another milestone to its repertoire by launching the OPUS audio codec patent pool.

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Following its successful venture into video codecs through the JPEG XS pool, Vectis has now expanded its portfolio with the OPUS audio codec patent pool.

Patent pools have become a cornerstone of Vectis' approach to intellectual property management. By creating collaborative ecosystems for industry players to share and license essential patents, Vectis aims to promote innovation while ensuring fair and equitable access to cutting-edge technologies.

The decision by Dolby and Fraunhofer, two prominent names in the audio and video sector, to entrust Vectis with the administration of these high-profile patent pools raises questions about why Vectis has become the go-to choice for such significant responsibilities.

Vectis attributes its appeal to a combination of skills and size that allows for unparalleled customer care and professionalism, qualities typically associated with boutique firms.

With decades of experience in licensing, including the management of multiple codec pools, Vectis distinguishes itself from competitors by having expertise across the three major pillars of tech licensing—wireless, audio, and video. This diverse resume has allowed Vectis to accumulate vast connections, resulting in fewer degrees of separation between the firm and prospective licensees across various technologies.

Unlike companies confined to narrow technology spaces, Vectis's broad experience opens doors that others might find closed, offering a unique advantage in navigating the intricate landscape of audio and video patent pools. 

The tech industry is keeping an eye on Vectis as they navigate patent pools, curious to see how these moves might influence the future of multimedia technologies and intellectual property management.

You can read more about Vectis and its Patent Pool Portfolio, JPEG XS pool or licensing 2.0here.

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