Patent skullduggery: Tandberg rips off x264 algorithm
Nov 29, 2010, 21:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Garrett-Glaser)
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"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."