European Commission Ends Preliminary Antitrust Investigation of AOMedia Royalty-Free Licensing Policy for SEPs

May 23, 2023

Cleary Gottlieb represented Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) on May 23, 2023, in which the DG Competition closed its preliminary investigation of the royalty-free licensing policy of AOMedia, without further action.

AOMedia is a leading developer of open, royalty-free online media technologies and develops standards spanning video, audio, still images, and immersive technologies. The investigation concerned reciprocal royalty-free licensing, which forms a foundational element for standards in the worldwide web. AOMedia’s board-level, founding members include Amazon, Apple, Cisco, Google, Huawei, Intel, Meta, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, Samsung Electronics, and Tencent.

For more information, please see the press release here.