Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st May 2010 06:49 UTC
Legal Let the spreading of FUD begin! Known patent troll Larry Horn, CEO of MPEG-LA, is clearly feeling the heat - a heat that might set fire to his company's license to print money. After a decade of empty threats towards Theora, the company is apparently putting its it's-impossible-to-create-a-video-codec-that-doesn't-infringe-on-our-stuff attitude into practice once again, by assembling a patent pool to go after VP8. Google, in the meantime, is not impressed.
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Junk Software Patents
by asupcb on Fri 21st May 2010 18:46 UTC
asupcb
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2005-11-10

Can we just get rid of software patents? I really don't understand what companies benefit from these sorts of patents. Surely these companies spend more on software patents than they get in return after you consider the millions in legal fees.

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