The current landscape of Patent Pools and SEPs present a number of potential issues, including:

  • Licensors’ unreasonable licensing expectations
  • Royalty stacking
  • Assertion of invalid or non-essential patents

Our VEtTeD (Valid, Essential, Top-Down) process deters unsubstantiated SEP demands and provides members with the data and information necessary for more accurate FRAND offers in good faith. This process includes monitoring, landscaping, providing a searchable database of standards submissions, top-down royalty analyses, essentiality analyses, and more


Protects Standards

  • Unique approach rationalizes the standard-licensing process
  • Alters licensors’ assertion leverage, strategies


  • Works to deter the most unreasonable licensors
  • Rationalizes future assertions
  • Data to help parties construct FRAND offers


  • Changes SEP licensor behavior
  • Avoids redundant licensee transaction costs 

Objective Non-Party Analysis

  • Essentiality analyses provide an independent assessment of problematic patents
  • Market-based solution to market problems

Professionally Curated Analytics

  • Landscape provides the first independent assessment of a standard-licensing landscape
  • Top-down economic analyses measures total costs for standards

All Inclusive

  • All services included in annual fee
  • Leave whenever you want and keep everything



Video Codec


Standards and Specifications

  • H.265/HEVC/MPEG-H Part 2 (all versions, extensions, profiles)


  • Hardware / Software base
  • Parallelization
  • Encoding / Decoding
  • Distribution / Streaming
  • Authoring / Packagers
  • Broadcast / Live
  • Scalability

Compression Techniques

  • Entropy Encoding (e.g. VLC, BAC)
  • Context Adaptive Methods (e.g. CAVLC, CABAC)
  • Lossless and Lossy Encoding
  • Block Partitioning
  • Intra-Frame Coding
  • Inter-Frame Coding
  • Transform, Scaling, Quantizatio
  • In-Loop Filters

Integration with External Systems

  • Storage (e.g. ISOBMFF, HEIF)
  • Dynamic Delivery
  • Streaming (e.g. MPEG-DASH, HLS)
  • Broadcast (e.g. MPEG-2)
  • Videoconferencing (e.g. RTP)
  • Negotiation Mechanisms & Systems Signaling
  • Data Multiplexing Designs

Implementation Options

  • Encoding and Decoding Algorithms and Design
  • ange and Screen Content Coding Extensions
  • Data Loss, Corruption Detection, Recovery
  • High-Level Syntax
  • Buffering Management
  • Random Access, Channel Switching, Trick Modes
  • Pre-/Post-Processing of Video Data



Standards and Specifications

  • 3GPP LTE Releases (Releases 8 through 14)

Data Transfer Rate

  • Directional Signal Transmission (Beam-forming)
  • Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ)
  • Multiple-Input & Multiple Output (MIMO)

Channel Efficiency

  • Modulation Schemes (QAM, ASK, PSK, OFDM)
  • Single & Multiple Access (OFDMA)
  • Carrier Aggregation

Power Management

  • Coordinated Multipoint Transmission (CoMP)


  • Device
  • Network

Network Reliability & Coverage

  • Relays
  • Macrocells, Picocells, Femtocells
  • Outdoor and Indoor Environments
  • Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet)

Network Deployment

  • Base Station Automation
  • Self Organizing Network (SON)

Network Security

  • Secure Storage
  • Mutual Authentication
  • Encryption & Decryption
  • Air-link Ciphering