Patent Office Revisits JPEG Patent

“Technology company Forgent Networks Inc. was served notice Thursday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will re-examine the validity of its patent on a widely used compression method for storing digital photos and images.

“The patent deals with compressing digital video, and the company insists its techniques are the same ones used as part of the common compression standard known as JPEG, issued by the Joint Photographic Experts Group.”

Matt Slagle. Patent Office to Re-Examine Forgent Claim. Yahoo! News. Feb. 2, 2006.

See also:

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Coding System for Reducing Redundancy (U.S. Patent No. 4,698,672). Oct. 6, 1987.

CopyCense™: K. Matthew Dames on the intersection of business, law and technology. A business venture of Seso Digital LLC.

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02/06/2006 at 08:45

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