Techdirt: JPEG Patent's Single Claim Rejected (And Smacked Down For Good Measure)
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 03 Aug 2008 14:16
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
We've been covering the ongoing saga of an old patent we've referred to as the "JPEG Patent." This actually isn't the first patent we've called the JPEG Patent, because multiple people claimed to hold patents over the technology that goes into a JPEG image. But, this one was rather special. The patent had been used, repeatedly, by lawyer Ray Niro, against a wide range of opponents, including a patent system critic. The end result was a drawn out review process where all of the original claims were rejected, but a single new claim was added to the patent, which Niro insisted covered JPEGs on a website.
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