License declarations

The DASH Industry Forum adheres to the terms of the Common Patent Policy for ITU-T/ ITU-R/ISOII EC and the Guidelines for Implementing the Common Patent Policy for ITU-TIITU-RIISO/IEC. Under these terms, all DASH IF work products are subject to a review phase before release. During this review period, member companies must declare if they hold any intellectual property that reads against the work item and the terms under which they will license this intellectual property.

The following companies have filed license declarations against DASH IF work products. Disclaimer: This information has been provided by DASH-IF members. DASH-IF does not verify the veracity, completeness or accuracy of the information.

Date Filed Entity DASH Work Product Declaration document
December 20, 2013 Intel Corporation DASH-AVC/264 Implementation Guidelines Link
November 22, 2016 Qualcomm Incorporated Guidelines for Implementation: DASH-IF lnteroperability Points Version 3.0 Link
November 22, 2016 Qualcomm Incorporated Guidelines for Implementation: DASH-IF Interoperability Points Version 4.0 Link
November 23, 2016 Vidscale Incorporated Guidelines for Implementation: DASH-IF Interoperability Points Version 4.0 Link
January 3, 2017 Nokia Technologies DASH IF Interoperability Point for ATSC 3.0 Link
January 13, 2017 Qualcomm Incorporated DASH IF Interoperability Point for ATSC 3.0 Link
March 29, 2017 Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO and Koninklijke KPN N.V. Guidelines for Implementation: DASH-IF lnteroperability Points Version 3.0 Link
March 29, 2017 Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO and Koninklijke KPN N.V. Token-based Authorization Protocol and Authentication Scheme Signaling (TAPASS) v1.0 Link
November 27, 2018 Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V DASH-IF lnteroperability Points version 4.1 CR117: Support for SAND lnteroperability Link
January 14, 2019 Koninklijke KPN N.V. DASH-IF lnteroperability Points version 4.1 CR117: Support for SAND lnteroperability Link#1, Link#2, Link#3
January 14, 2019 Koninklijke KPN N.V. Token-based Authorization Protocol and Authentication Scheme Signaling (TAPASS) v1.0 Link
January 14, 2019 Koninklijke KPN N.V. DASH-IF Implementation Guidelines·Token-based Access Control for DASH (TAC) v1.2 Link

IPR Statements

DASH-IF has been facilitating and promoting the adoption of the MPEG-DASH standard fsince 2012 and is known by the industry as the authority on the DASH standard and its deployment. DASH-IF believes that the DASH standard enables the industry to create an open, interoperable, multi-vendor ecosystem for the internet video streaming market, and is committed to industry-wide deployment of the MPEG-DASH standard. To help further accelerate the market adoption of MPEG-DASH, some of our member companies who are major contributors to the MPEG-DASH standard have made announcements regarding access to their essential DASH patents. The following companies have made voluntary public statements about their IPR position regarding the MPEG-DASH standard:

CISCO

For conformant implementations of the final MPEG DASH specification, Cisco have announced making available any necessary patent claims under the ISO/IEC/ITU Common Patent Policy’s royalty-free RAND licensing option. For more info, see http://blogs.cisco.com/sp/cisco-leads-the-way-in-standardizing-ip-video-delivery-through-mpeg-dash-specification

MICROSOFT

Microsoft has made a royalty-free declaration, subject to reciprocity, to ISO/IEC 23009-1. This declaration is available at the IEC patent database (search for Microsoft and 23009-1): http://patents.iec.ch/iec/pa.nsf/pa_h.xsp?v=0#

QUALCOMM

In connection with the adoption of the MPEG DASH standard [23009-1] in both software and hardware products, Qualcomm will not seek royalties or license fees for the use of its DASH Essential Patents in products that fully implement the DASH standard except when such products are capable of also implementing a WWAN standard, subject to the terms and conditions presented below. When DASH is integrated into a product capable of implementing a WWAN standard (a “WWAN Product”), Qualcomm will offer to license its DASH Essential Patents for use in such WWAN Products without charging any additional up-front fee or additional incremental royalty rate above Qualcomm’s standard upfront fee and standard royalty rate for the use of Qualcomm’s other patents in such WWAN Product. For more info, see https://www.qualcomm.com/documents/qualcomm-dash-licensing-commitment.

GOOGLE

Google has made an IPR declaration to ISO/IEC 23009-1, making any intellectual property relevant to MPEG-DASH which Google may own, to be royalty-free. This declaration is available at the IEC patent database