Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
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RE: Nokia's patents
by Valhalla on Tue 26th Mar 2013 08:16 UTC in reply to "Nokia's patents"
Valhalla
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2006-01-24

Contrary to the other companies named in your article, Nokia win's most of it's patent battles, i.e. they know when they're right.


Really? Like when they claimed Ogg was proprietary (same lie as they are making here concering vp8):

http://boingboing.net/2007/12/09/nokia-to-w3c-ogg-is.html

Also I don't see how Nokia's statement is relevant to the fact that Mueller is an advisor to Oracle/MS (something he publicly discloses).

He 'came out' quite late which was likely due to him being about to be exposed.

Before that he pretended to be an independant observer of software patents, something few if anyone believed as his reporting was so incredibly anti-Google slanted.

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