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?