Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Aug 2013 12:05 UTC
Legal Good news:

Today a court in Mannheim, Germany, ruled that VP8 does not infringe a patent owned and asserted by Nokia. This decision is an important and positive step towards the WebM Project's ultimate goal: ensuring the web community has an open, high-quality, freely licensed video codec. Google's intervention in the underlying lawsuit (Nokia v. HTC) was a strong show of support for open standards like VP8.

I guess they'll have to dig out another patent somewhere to try and undermine Android, since Nokia isn't having much luck competing with Android by, you know, actually selling stuff. How the mighty have fallen, huh?

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RE: drawing a long bow
by some1 on Tue 6th Aug 2013 13:41 UTC in reply to "drawing a long bow"
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2010-10-05

It's the other way around, Android gives Google a leverage to promote VP8. If someone doesn't want VP8 to succeed, they sue vendors so they become reluctant to include it in their ROMs. If someone just wants to sue a vendor, VP8, being a complex piece of software, gives more opportunities to throw in some patents.

Edited 2013-08-06 13:52 UTC

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