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Submission + - Forgent Surrenders JPEG Patent Claims

BalloonMan writes: The Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) issued a joyful press release today, excerpted below:

Forgent Networks has stopped asserting its patent against the JPEG international standard for the electronic sharing of photo-quality images. PUBPAT successfully initiated a challenge to the patent last year and this week Forgent dropped all of its pending cases asserting the patent and stated that it would not file any other infringement claims based on the patent.

"By completely ending its assertion of the '672 patent, Forgent has now finally admitted that the patent has no valid claim over the JPEG standard," said Dan Ravicher, PUBPAT's Executive Director. "This utter capitulation by Forgent is long overdue, but a cause for public relief nonetheless."

http://www.pubpat.org/forgentjpeg.htm

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