Columbia, MD -- July 2, 2008 -- On June 5, 2008, FastVDO, a worldwide leader in developing image/video compression technologies, announced the unprecedented availability for sale of intellectual property believed to be pertinent to a variety of mainstream media codecs. Due to third party interest and time needed for due diligence, FastVDO today extends the Closing Date for offers; it also expands the set of patents in the portfolio. This is a unique, one-of-a-kind opportunity to acquire patents bearing on some of the most popular multimedia technologies and services worldwide. These include high-definition DVD (Blu-Ray), digital television, mobile video, internet publishing, and a host of mainstream applications. Among the vital codec technologies to which the FastVDO patents are believed to be relevant are:
- ITU-T H.264 | ISO/IEC MPEG-4 Part 10 (AVC) video codec.
- Microsoft’s HDPhoto image codec (part of Windows Vista).
- ISO/JPEG XR image codec, based on Microsoft’s HDPhoto.
- SMPTE VC-1, based on Windows Media 9 video codec (part of Windows and Silverlight).
- Scalable Lossless Audio, an ISO standard.
FastVDO invites inquiry and offers from investors and qualified parties.
|Patent / Appl. || Status ||Title |
|US 6421464 || granted ||Fast Lapped Image Transforms Using Lifting Steps |
|US RE40081E || granted || Fast Signal Transforms Using Lifting Steps |
|US 11/896522 || pending || Fast Signal Transforms Using Lifting Steps |
|US 6771829 || granted || Method for Local Zerotree Image Coding |
|US 20060245497 || pending ||Device and Method for Fast Block-Matching Motion Estimation… |
|US 20070127577 || pending ||Device and Method for Fast Sub Sample Block-Matching Motion Estimation… |
|US 20070196025 || pending ||Fast Multiplierless Integer Invertible Transforms |
|91133.21621 ||pending || A Method and Apparatus for Advanced Resampling and Reconstruction… |
FastVDO invites both investors and bidders to contact us. Bidders should make their offers to FastVDO in signed letters on letterhead, and send by the Closing Date. All offers will be held in strict confidence. FastVDO reserves the right to accept or reject any and all offers in its sole discretion. This is an open invitation for offers of investment or IP purchase for private consideration, and is not an auction.
Extended Closing Date: 1 Aug. 2008. Offers should be submitted by 5pm. EDT.
FastVDO is an innovator in video processing technologies, focusing on state of the art standards in audio/video compression. FastVDO has been involved in the development of H.264 from its inception, making numerous contributions to the development effort. FastVDO’s achievements include the world’s first single-CPU HD H.264 software playback (NAB05), the world’s first software HD H.264 encoder on an off-the-shelf server (NAB06), and the world’s first H.264 NTSC/PAL USB capture board (NAB07).