[Coco] Re: JPEG

Roger Taylor rtaylor at bayou.com
Thu May 6 22:47:41 EDT 2004

At 11:35 PM 5/5/2004 -0500, you wrote:
>I think you have precisely described the problem with patents. I have
>jpegs on computer book CD's from 1995. So they were already popular
>back then. The patent link in the article says it is from 1987, let's
>see going on 17 years and they are just in the last couple of years
>getting around to filing lawsuits?  How about 9+ years ago? These are
>lawyers digging for gold and nothing else.  If the judge had any
>brains he would through it out in an instance.

As logical as that sounds, the flip side to that would be that the JPEG 
formula patent holders waited this long because they wanted to see just how 
many thieves would profit from the stolen patent's formula.  I dunno... 
it's just fun to watch this stuff happen.  I'm not a guru on patents or laws.

Roger Taylor

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