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]: Why?
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:47 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Why?"
Nelson
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This isn't the argument at all used by the Judge in his ruling (which is currently under appeal by Oracle).

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RE[7]: Why?
by TechGeek on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:51 in reply to "RE[6]: Why?"
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2006-01-14

This isn't the argument at all used by the Judge in his ruling (which is currently under appeal by Oracle).


No, I suspect that Google went with the what we did wasn't infringement strategy first. My reasoning would have Google admit it infringed but that it was allowed. But the Sun CEO is on record in the first trial stating that Google was allowed to do what they did.

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RE[8]: Why?
by Nelson on Sun 10th Mar 2013 16:16 in reply to "RE[7]: Why?"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29


No, I suspect that Google went with the what we did wasn't infringement strategy first. My reasoning would have Google admit it infringed but that it was allowed. But the Sun CEO is on record in the first trial stating that Google was allowed to do what they did.


"Google's defenses of implied license and waiver are rejected on the merits and Google's defenses of equitable estoppel and laches are denied as moot".

-- The Judge's order on Google's argument that they got permission from Sun's CEO.

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