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Patent skullduggery: Tandberg rips off x264 algorithm

Nov 29, 2010, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Garrett-Glaser)

"Jason Garrett-Glaser (aka Dark Shikari) writes about yet another misuse of the patent system on his blog. "There's been a lot of very obnoxious misuse of software patents in recent years. This ranges from patent trolls wielding submarine patents to overly-generic patents being used to scare everyone else out of a business. But at least in most of the cases, the patents were an original idea of some sort, even if that idea was far too general to be patented. [...] The situation just got worse. We now have a company scraping open source commit logs and patenting them."

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