HEVC Advance announces the addition of ETRI as a Licensor to the HEVC Advance Licensing Program
BOSTON – (September 5, 2017) – HEVC Advance, an independent licensing administrator, today
announced that Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (“ETRI”) of the Republic of Korea
has become a Licensor of the HEVC Advance HEVC/H.265 Licensing Program. As a Licensor, ETRI will make
its essential patents available through the HEVC Advance patent pool, which provides a transparent and
efficient licensing program for HEVC/H.265 essential patents.
HEVC/H.265 offers the next generation video compression features needed to meet consumers’
immediate and rapidly growing demand for 4K Ultra High Definition (“4K UHD”) video delivered
seamlessly to screens ranging from the largest monitors to the smallest smart phones. ETRI is a worldwide leading research institute established in 1976 with over 2,000 employees and over 28,000 patents.
ETRI’s mission is to make contributions to the Korean nation’s economic and social development through
research, development and distribution of industrial core technologies in the field of Information,
Communications, Electronics, Broadcasting and Convergence technologies.
“We are very pleased that ETRI has chosen to support our efforts at HEVC Advance to facilitate the
efficient licensing of the HEVC/H.265 IP that makes 4K UHD technology possible,” said HEVC Advance CEO,
Peter Moller. “Having the support of one of the world’s leading research institutes with important
patented contributions to HEVC/H.265 technology will help eliminate HEVC/H.265 IP barriers and further
accelerate 4K UHD adoption.”
About HEVC Advance LLC
HEVC Advance is an independent licensing administrator company formed to lead the development,
administration and management of an HEVC/H.265 patent pool for licensing essential patents. HEVC
Advance provides a transparent and efficient licensing mechanism for HEVC patented technology. For
more information about HEVC Advance, visit https://www.hevcadvance.com.