MPEG LA Introduces One-Stop License for EV Charging

Initial Patent Owners Include GE, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Robert
Bosch, and Siemens

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MPEG LA, LLC today announced the availability of the EV Charging Patent
Portfolio License (“EV Charging License” or “License”) providing
one-stop access to technologies underlying worldwide standards for
conductive AC and DC charging, connection, communication and safety used
in equipment that provides electric charging in and to electric
vehicles. Standards used in China, Europe, India, Japan and the US are
included.

“Just as MPEG LA’s one-stop licenses addressed the market’s need for
efficient and affordable access to technologies that introduced ubiquity
to the digital video age,” said Larry Horn, President and CEO of MPEG
LA, “we are pleased to offer efficient and affordable access to
innovative technologies in the emerging EV industry that will allow for
the wide adoption of interoperable EV charging infrastructure so
critical to its deployment.”

The initial patent owners to MPEG LA’s EV Charging License are GE
Hybrid Technologies, LLC; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.; Robert
Bosch GmbH; and Siemens AG.

“We commend these companies for their foresight, initiative and
cooperation in making possible a joint license for the benefit of the
worldwide EV Charging marketplace,” said Dan Abraham, MPEG LA Vice
President, Science and Business Strategy. “We welcome other owners of EV
Charging technology to join them in offering one-stop access to their
technologies covered by these standards through MPEG LA’s EV Charging
License.”

The EV Charging License agreement and a summary of the License terms may
be obtained here.

MPEG LA’s objective is to offer worldwide access to as much EV Charging
essential intellectual property as possible to everyone on the same
terms under a single license. Therefore, MPEG LA welcomes any party that
believes it has patents that are essential to the EV Charging standard
to submit them for an evaluation of their essentiality by MPEG LA’s
patent experts and inclusion in the License if determined to be
essential. Interested EV Charging patent owners may request a copy of
the terms and procedures governing patent submissions here.

MPEG LA, LLC

MPEG LA is the world’s leading provider of one-stop licenses for
standards and other technology platforms. Starting in the 1990s, it
pioneered the modern-day patent pool helping to produce the most widely
used standards in consumer electronics history. MPEG LA has operated
licensing programs for a variety of technologies consisting of more than
20,000 patents in 90 countries with some 250 patent holders and more
than 6,000 licensees. By assisting users with implementation of their
technology choices, MPEG LA offers licensing solutions that provide
access to fundamental intellectual property, freedom to operate, reduced
litigation risk and predictability in the business planning process. For
more information, go to www.mpegla.com.

Contacts

Tom O’Reilly
MPEG LA, LLC
Tel: 303.200.1710
[email protected]

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