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JPEG Patent to be Re-examined by USPTO tedster msg:861048 7:11 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will re-examine the validity of the so-called JPEG patent held by Forgent Networks, an action that could deprive the company of its multimillion-dollar revenue stream. CNet story [ news.com.com]
The article mentions that re-examination of a patent results in a change 70% of the time.
eskipii msg:861049 8:35 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)
Full examination request: [ ...] pubpat.org
"amazon 1 click" next....?
rogerd msg:861050 12:06 am on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)
One hopes that eventually a feedback loop develops that informs the examiners who grant these patents in the first place...