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Access Advance LLC
(formerly, HEVC Advance LLC)

Access Advance LLC is an independent licensing administrator company formed to lead the development, administration, and management of patent pools for licensing essential patents of the most important standards-based video codec technologies.  Access Advance provides a transparent and efficient licensing mechanism for both patent owners and patent implementers by providing industry-leading transparency, FRAND rates, and a modern approach to patent pool licensing.

Currently, under Access Advance’s industry leading HEVC Advance Patent Pool, licensees enjoy coverage to over fifteen thousand essential, high-quality patents necessary to implement the HEVC/H.265 standard.  Access Advance also recently announced the VVC Advance Patent Pool, which will provide coverage to patents essential to the VVC/H.266 and VSEI standards, as well as the Multi-Codec Bridging Agreement, which provides Licensees in both the HEVC Advance and VVC Advance Patent Pools with a substantially reduced royalty as compared to the royalties due under each of the separate HEVC and VVC Patent Pools, for products that implement both HEVC and VVC.

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Licensing Programs

HEVC Advance Licensing Program

Access Advance licenses a worldwide pool of patents essential to HEVC/H.265 through the HEVC Advance Patent Portfolio License.

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VVC Advance Licensing Program

Access Advance is pleased to announce the VVC Advance Patent Portfolio License.  The VVC Advance Patent Pool licenses patents essential to the VVC/H.266 and VSEI standards. The license terms and conditions are Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory, providing rates that balance both Licensor and Licensee interests and complying with worldwide laws applicable to patent pools.

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Multi-Codec Bridging Agreement ("MCBA")

The MCBA is not a license, it is an “administrative” Agreement applying only to products that include both HEVC codecs and VVC codecs and permitting Licensees in both pools to pay a royalty rate less than the sum of the two pool rates separately.

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