Has anyone mentioned a patent number?
Posted Sep 5, 2006 16:04 UTC (Tue) by edmundo
Parent article: SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute (BBC)
Some people say that you should just ignore people who bluster on about patent portfolios without mentioning a particular patent.
I've not looked at any of the MP3 patents, and I don't intend to, but I've seen it claimed that it seems rather unlikely that they would be enforceable against MP3 decoders.
It would be interesting if this dispute went to court, but I would guess that it won't happen. Sisvel would probably prefer to give money to SanDisk in a secret out-of-court settlement rather than have their patent declared invalid.
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