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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Patent marketing
by anda_skoa on Tue 26th Mar 2013 09:45 UTC
anda_skoa
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2005-07-07

I also see this primarily as a vehicle for marketing Nokia patents.

It is basically a thinly veiled message towards license holders of MPEG LA video patents (e.g. for H264), saying "You though your MPEG LA license covered you use of contemporary video codec technology. You were wrong. Please get in touch with your Nokia contact to, ah, avoid any unfortunate things happening."

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