Re: [rtcweb] One consuming project's concerns with OpenH264 as a MTI codec

Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> Thu, 07 November 2013 00:57 UTC

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I'm very sad to see Nokia exclude themselves from ever making a business
around VP8. It's sad to see a formerly successful technology company being
dismantled by lawyers and desperation.
Silvia.
 On 7 Nov 2013 10:41, <Markus.Isomaki@nokia.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Basil Mohamed Gohar wrote:
> >
> > VP8 is not encumbered by patents because that patents that are known
> > about are granted by Google and via Google's deal with MPEG-LA.  Nokia's
> > threats have failed in Germany, so there remains no known encumbrance
> > against VP8.
> >
>
> This is not correct. The Nokia vs. HTC case where three V8 related patents
> are included is still very much ongoing. For instance, one of the three
> cases has not even been started. There is some preliminary information
> about the first two e.g. in [1] and [2], but also appeals have been made,
> so the processes are far from complete.
>
> Note that there are also three other Nokia patents that were declared to
> the IETF which are not covered in the Nokia vs. HTC case.
>
> The point is that it is definitely too early to make conclusions (either
> way).
>
> [1]
> http://www.fosspatents.com/2013/05/german-court-has-apparently-found.html
> [2]
> http://www.fosspatents.com/2013/08/dutch-appeals-court-sides-with-nokia-in.html
>
> Markus
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