[linux-elitists] All GIFs already burned?
Sun Jun 22 14:45:01 PDT 2003
On Sun, 22 Jun 2003, Mikael Pawlo wrote:
> Still I want to examine this further:
> "The LZW patent expires today in the United States. However, patents
> on LZW are still in force in other countries."
I can't comment on Europe, but LZW was never patented in Australia (as far
as I can determine). I used to work at the Australian Patent office, and
we even had some of our examiners look into it.
PS: For political reasons, we still licensed the patent -- don't start me.
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