Linux-Watch: U.S. PTO Smashes JPEG Patent
May 29, 2006, 15:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
[ Thanks to Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]
"Another attempt to tie down a standard with a patent has gone
down in flames. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected a
patent that Forgent Networks was asserting against the Joint
Photographic Experts Group, better known as JPEG, images
"In the reexamination proceeding initiated late last year by the
PUBPAT (Public Patent Foundation), The PTO Office Action released
yesterday a finding that the prior art submitted by PUBPAT
completely anticipated the broadest claims of the patent, U.S.
Patent No. 4,698,672 (the '672 Patent)..."