The company in question is MobileMedia Ideas LLC, a company without any products of its own. It acquired a number of patents from Nokia and Sony, 122 to be exact, and is now using those patents to sue several smartphone makers earlier this year, including Apple, HTC, and Research In Motion. MobileMedia Ideas is owned by the MPEG-LA, and its CEO is Larry Horn, who also happens to be the CEO of the MPEG-LA.
Some people are claiming that MPEG-LA will not hunt them for h264 and codecs patents in general. Well, take this then. Is this an argument? I guess so.