June 12, 2006
Forgent Loses Part of JPEG Patent
Thanks in part to a re-examination request by The Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT), the US Patent Office recently rejected some of the broader claims by Forgent's claim on the JPEG format. As some of readers may recall, Forgent acquired rights to the ubiquitous file type through it's purchase of Compression Labs in 1997. In 2004, Forgent leveraged that claim by suing over 34 major manufacturers whose products depended or used JPEG files, including the likes of Apple, Xerox and IBM.
Posted by covey22 at June 12, 2006 8:48 PM