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: Nokia vs HTC and the patent war
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 16:10 UTC in reply to "Nokia vs HTC and the patent war"
Nelson
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12 patent holders came forward to join the MPEG LA patent pool. It never materialized, because as a result of Google's licensing of the patents in question, it was unnecessary from the MPEG LA's perspective.

And Florian routinely sits in on court proceedings, so it isn't out of the ordinary for him to break news on such matters. I'm not entirely sure if you're suggesting he's making it up or not.

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