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[2]: Here we go again
by WereCatf on Tue 26th Mar 2013 09:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Here we go again"
WereCatf
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2006-02-15

at the very least FAT32 which Microsoft has threatened with, or does ReactOS not implement it?


As far as I remember, the FAT32 - patent was deemed invalid. Microsoft does hold a patent on FAT, but alas, I think there are work-arounds for that, too. I can't remember any details right now, but there was some discussion about this exact topic some while ago here on OSNews.

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