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Larry Horn, CEO, MPEG LA

Larry Horn is CEO of MPEG LA, LLC. MPEG LA which provides the marketplace with fair, reasonable, non-discriminatory access to a portfolio of worldwide essential patents under a single license. MPEG LA successfully pioneered one-stop technology standards licensing with the international digital video compression standard known as MPEG-2, which it began licensing in 1997. One-stop technology standards licensing enables widespread technological implementation, interoperability and use of fundamental broad-based technologies covered by many patents owned by many patent owners.

Before joining MPEG LA, Larry was Head, Business Development, Marketing and Sales for Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ:MATK) where he launched the company’s first nutritional/medical product lines, evaluated and developed new business ventures and planned intellectual property strategies (1994-97); President and Owner of HKM Corporation which helped organize Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.; and advised early stage investors in The Discovery Channel and devised business plans for media industry and other financing (1985-93)

He served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) where he was recognized for turning around the U.S. public television network through a restructuring of its network distribution, programming and labor assets. He also managed human resources, labor negotiations and conference services while the board searched for a new president (1978-85). Larry was an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of General Counsel (1975-78); and Adjunct Professor of Chinese Law, Georgetown University Law Centre.

Larry graduated from Yale University (BA, Chinese Studies) and Columbia University (J.D.) where he was awarded the law school’s highest honor for writing.


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