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Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Fri Jul 19 09:28:11 PDT 2002


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Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2002 18:11:36 +0200 (CEST)
From: Robert Harley <harley@argote.ch>
To: fork@xent.com
Subject: JPEGs patented

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A video conferencing company based in Austin, Texas says it's going to
pursue royalties on the transmission of JPEG images.

And it's already found a licensee: Sony Corporation.

Formerly known as VTEL, Forgent Networks acquired Compression Labs in
1997, acquiring this patent into the bargain.  The patent claim was
filed in 1986 but Compression Labs never pursued royalties.

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Rest at:
  http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/26272.html

The patent is at:
  http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1='4,698,672'.WKU.&OS=PN/4,698,672&RS=PN/4,698,672


Groan,
  Rob.
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