Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Article: Patent office to re-examine JPEG patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will re-examine the validity of the so-called JPEG patent held by Forgent Networks, an action that could deprive the company of its multimillion-dollar revenue stream.
Forgent gets about $1 million/year in reviews from its JPEG-related patent. If the USPTO rules against Forgent, that review stream could totally disappear.

Likely this case will not mean much to us (JPEG users), but could be a big deal for electronics and software companies (even some of the companies we deal with).

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