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JPEG Patent to be Re-examined by USPTO

     
7:11 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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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.

8:35 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Full examination request:
[pubpat.org...]

"amazon 1 click" next....?

12:06 am on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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One hopes that eventually a feedback loop develops that informs the examiners who grant these patents in the first place...