About

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 thirteen 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.

Headquartered at:

100 Cambridge Street, Ste. 21400
Boston, MA 02114

Tokyo Office:

3-2 Marunouchi 2-chome
Yusen Building, LEVEL 1
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005