MPEG LA - Computer Definition
(MPEG LA, LLC, Denver, CO, www.mpegla.com) The organization that offers joint licenses and collects royalties for patents necessary for MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and other technologies. For example, in the MPEG-2 license, 23 companies hold more than 600 essential patents. In 2004, more than 700 hardware and software companies were current MPEG-2 licensees. See MPEG.