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: not to pile on here
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 26th Mar 2013 01:27 UTC in reply to "not to pile on here"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

That's indeed a very irrational argument.

That's probably why that's not the argument I'm making.

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RE[2]: not to pile on here
by kristoph on Tue 26th Mar 2013 01:45 in reply to "RE: not to pile on here"
kristoph Member since:
2006-01-01

Ok well that's the argument you appear to be making. Do you think you could perhaps restate your argument for those of us not in the know.

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RE[3]: not to pile on here
by Thaylin on Tue 26th Mar 2013 14:16 in reply to "RE[2]: not to pile on here"
Thaylin Member since:
2013-03-26

That does not appear to be the argument he is making at all. He is pointing out that this sort of thing is not unusual (although nokia claims it is) and that they really only have a small number of patents they are claiming (again contrary to nokia's claims). No where did he say that nokia's claims were bogus, just that they had to list the patent numbers so we MAY see if they are bogus or not.

reading comprehension my friend.

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