Sources: AMR-WB licensing a pain if you aren’t building devices

During last week’s rounds at Metaswitch Forum and IT EXPO West 2012, two software companies said licensing AMR-WB for use in their products was a royal pain.  VoiceAge’s patent pool apparently only covers end-user device implementations of the codec, requiring companies to work directly with the different patent holders – all of which have different ideas as to what a company should pay.

One person described the process as “lengthy” and “painful.” Another saiddifferent patent holders had widely varying terms and royalty pricing, with a company hoping to implement AMR-WB in software required to  deal with each patent holder separately.

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