Re: [rtcweb] Quote from Rethink on H.264 patent fight

Jim Gettys <jg@freedesktop.org> Fri, 30 March 2012 13:56 UTC

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Subject: Re: [rtcweb] Quote from Rethink on H.264 patent fight
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On 03/30/2012 06:19 AM, Dean Willis wrote:
>
> Note that even when you think you know the landscape of the IPR on
> something, you can still get nasty surprises.
>
> A quote from todays Rethink that brings this out:
>
> "However, several key cases are now reaching final judgements, and
> injunctions are more likely to be granted in that event. Motorola -
> soon to be owned by Google - has asked for a ban on Microsoft's Xbox
> 360, Windows and Internet Explorer products, which it claims infringe
> on its H.264-related patents, if Motorola wins a case to be heard in
> Mannheim, Germany on April 17. According to IPR expert Florian Mueller
> of FOSS Patents, the judge is expected to favour Motorola."
>
>
Anyone reporter who thinks Florian Mueller is an IPR expert is clueless,
demented, or grinding an axe.
                                - Jim