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[whatwg] forwarded: Google opens VP8 video codec

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 10:16:23 -0700
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On May 19, 2010, at 21:48 , Sir Gallantmon (???????) wrote:
> 
> Google's patent license states that anyone that attempts to sue over VP8 will automatically lose their patent license. That's a huge deterrent.

only to potential practitioners...not trolls :-( (i.e. non-practicing patent owners)

> AFAIR, the VC-1 codec didn't have that kind of clause, which caused the debacle that led to the VC-1 patent pool...

I don't recall, but I would be surprised.  This is a pretty common defensive clause.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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