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MT 5001 IP Management Group Report: MP3 Case Study

Submitted by: Names Ng Hui Ming Lee Teck Joo Chut Zhen Biao Lim Ching Wu Leslie Tan Sung Chyn Matriculation No. HT062933R HT063163R HT063191M HT063039Y HT062932E Contribution to Report 20% 20% 20% 20% 20%

MT 5001 IP Management Group Report: MP3 Case Study

Table of Contents
1 2 3 Executive Summary ................................................................................................................ 5 Introduction............................................................................................................................. 7 Technological Aspects of MP3............................................................................................... 9 3.1 MP3 Technology............................................................................................................. 9 3.2 Evolution of MP3 – Summary of Major Events on MP3 ............................................. 11 3.3 Why MP3 is Potentially a Disruptive Technology? ..................................................... 14 3.3.1 Technology Disruption ......................................................................................... 14 3.3.2 Business Model Disruption................................................................................... 17 3.4 Growth of MP3 ............................................................................................................. 19 3.4.1 MP3 Technological Life Cycle............................................................................. 19 3.4.2 MP3....................................................................................................................... 22 3.4.3 MP3 Pro ................................................................................................................ 23 3.4.4 MP3 Surround....................................................................................................... 23 3.4.5 MP3 SX................................................................................................................. 23 3.5 Evolution of Substitutable Technologies ...................................................................... 24 3.5.1 Uncompressed Audio Format ............................................................................... 24 3.5.2 Lossless Audio Format ......................................................................................... 24 3.5.3 Lossy Audio Format ............................................................................................. 25 3.6 Patents Portfolio of MP3 Technologies by Various Companies .................................. 26 3.7 Examination of the strategies used by the Patent holders/ Inventors and other CD Incumbents................................................................................................................................ 28 3.8 Collaborative Relationships between Key Players in the Industry............................... 30 3.8.1 Thomson with Sisvel ............................................................................................ 30 3.8.2 Thomson/Sisvel with Microsoft............................................................................ 31 3.8.3 Thomson with Creative Technology..................................................................... 33 3.8.4 Sisvel with Motorola............................................................................................. 33 3.8.5 Sisvel with Sony Ericsson..................................................................................... 33 3.8.6 MP3 continues to Flourish .................................................................................... 33 4 Intellectual Property Aspects of MP3 ................................................................................... 35 4.1 Patent Disputes.............................................................................................................. 35...
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