Huawei in patent licence deal with Fraunhofer IIS

Communications equipment provider Huawei has entered into a worldwide patent license agreement with Fraunhofer IIS, the developer of audio and media technologies, for Fraunhofer’s MPEG-4 Audio patent portfolio.

The license agreement addresses past and future use of Fraunhofer’s MPEG-4 Audio patent portfolio in Huawei’s products.

Fraunhofer IIS is one of 72 institutes and research units of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization.

“We are delighted that Huawei has chosen to license our MPEG-4 Audio patent portfolio for this important and innovative technology, which, to date, has been implemented in more than ten billion devices worldwide,” said Stefan Geyersberger, Head of Patents and Licensing and Deputy Division Director Audio and Media Technologies of Fraunhofer IIS.

Fraunhofer IIS is one of the main developers of the MPEG-4 Audio codec family.

The audio codecs are used in communications services, TV, radio and streaming services worldwide.