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

Dean Willis <dean.willis@softarmor.com> Fri, 30 March 2012 10:19 UTC

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