Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the 'if any'). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time. Update: Chris Montgomery: "The wording suggests Google paid some money to grease this along, and the agreement wording is interesting [and instructive] but make no mistake: Google won. Full stop."
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RE[6]: Wrong link?
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 16:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wrong link?"
Nelson
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So did Google take a license of patents that the MPEG LA never disclosed? I don't think so.

On2 likely never opened negotiations with the MPEG LA to the point where such information was disclosed under NDA.

There are very tricky laws on the books regarding patents and public disclosure, which is why most things regarding IP is heavily secretive.

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