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Anyone remember the lawsuits for the Hyperlink - British company taking action I think was part of the post office.
I would prefer that courts took the view that if the patent was not vigorously defended *every year*, the owners lost all rights to it.
Anyone up to develp a royalty free "Open Source" image compression algo?
First seen at:
Original patent at:
Poster wrote that he is to send his complete p0rnography collection back to forgent as it is almost 100% jpeg and as such is obviously their property.
Can you imagine the fuss that might happen at that company if people started to do this kind of thing :-)
Also found interesting site relating to the earlier attempt to enforce gif patents long after they were in widespread public use... site at