Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Apr 2011 11:48 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Multimedia, AV And the fight continues. Only a few months after the desperate move by the MPEG-LA to get anyone - anyone - to submit patents to a possible WebM patent pool, Google and the WebM community have struck back. A whole slew of major companies have formed the WebM Community Cross-License initiative, basically a sort-of Open Invention Network for WebM.
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It's getting old...
by mrhasbean on Tue 26th Apr 2011 12:37 UTC
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"The MPEG-LA is led by a known patent troll"

Ok, lets knock this crud on the head once and for all because you use it over and over - maybe for Google rankings, who knows - but it's really getting very old.

By your definition if a company buys patents then uses said patents to extort (my choice of word but fits your propaganda) money from those potentially infringing on those patents, they are a patent troll because they didn't invent the concept for which the patent was issued. That's basically what you say in the article you always link. Well I hate to break this to you but that means that just about every major corporation out there who's ever bought a patent or indeed bought out another company to acquire their patents for financial gain, is a patent troll.

That's life - build a bridge.

Oh wait ... unless ... maybe you're suggesting that as long as they have one "legitimate" patent they can buy as many others as they please without being awarded the troll title? Or is there are ratio? Maybe a fixed number? Who determines that?

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