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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Some patents might be legit.
by Adurbe on Tue 26th Apr 2011 13:08 UTC
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Some of the patents (on both sides) might be legitimate and of merit. If I had a patent, which I 'invented', then a pool is by far the easiest way to leverage it.

Many individuals, who invested the time and money into the development of a unique patent might not have the money to fight the protracted legal case alone.

My (convoluted) point, is that not all patents are 'stupid patents on double clicking'. Some are based on hard work and innovation from an individual/company. Its just a shame that these discussions always focus on the frivolous.

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