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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Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

Well, I meant: there will probably be other cases with Nokia and VP8.

FM or not, I think is probably be correct.

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some1 Member since:
2010-10-05

Mr. T was fired from the Psychic Friends Network for always predicting pain.

I agree. Until Nokia is completely run into the ground, we'll see more cases from them, and iirc they haven't tried all their "vp8 patents" yet.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Well, I meant: there will probably be other cases with Nokia and VP8.


Nokia devices do not implement VP8. This would make Nokia suing anyone over VP8 a patent troll. Patent trolls haven't been doing all that well in the courts lately.

IANAL, but ... since Nokia has no VP8 product on the market, it seems to me they cannot easily claim any consequent damages from someone shipping a device which does feature a VP8 implementation.

Edited 2013-08-06 15:15 UTC

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

I believe they claim VP8 infringes on video patents. Nokia has products that do video (calls).

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