Originally Posted by BenDover
...the likely outcome is that MediaTek will settle and take a license.
I agree....this is one of the methods that big corporations (Matsushita, in this case) employ to stir discussions that have stalled with the intent of reaching an agreement. In some cases, it's necessary to stop the stonewalling amongst their "suits".
Either that, or Panasonic is really nervous about the Oppo DV971H.