SanDisk faces MP3 licence dispute (BBC)
Posted Sep 6, 2006 7:19 UTC (Wed) by Wol
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Or in other words, isn't the patent invalid? If there's no other way to do it, then it's a discovery not an invention, and therefore unpatentable. Or it's a monopoly, and anti-trust trumps patent.
Or, and what most people here don't seem to have noticed, IT'S IN GERMANY! In other words, this is a software patent, not permitted under the European Patent Treaty, and totally unenforceable! This could be a great chance to have software patents declared unambiguously illegal (only problem, it's in Germany, and isn't it a German institution that holds the patent?)
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