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Why would it be hard?

Why would it be hard?

Posted Mar 8, 2013 16:05 UTC (Fri) by Wol (guest, #4433)
In reply to: VP8 and MPEG LA (WebM blog) by bawjaws
Parent article: VP8 and MPEG LA (WebM blog)

Just because the patent is rock-solid tied to the standard, doesn't mean there isn't a load of prior art out there.

One only has to look at the gif patent (I think I've got the right one) where the USPTO granted two different patents on THE SAME algorithm. All Google has to do (and the tighter the patent is, the easier this is to do) is find a prior implementation of the same technique, and BOOM, the patent is gone.

I can't see it being hard for Google to find prior art. After all, they are the masters of search ... :-)


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Why would it be hard?

Posted Mar 8, 2013 21:08 UTC (Fri) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

land war with russia

fight with google over something involving searching....

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