[whatwg] So called "pre-exising use by large companies"

Sanghyeon Seo sanxiyn at gmail.com
Wed Dec 12 04:00:34 PST 2007

>From what I read, it is argued, that "pre-existing use by large
companies" is a good indication of less risk for submarine patents.

It is also argued, that Theora has not much "pre-exsting use by large
companies", and among others, H.264 does.

Is this really true? I have a hard time believing that no "large
companies" shipped Theora decoder ever. And how large is large? I
would appreciate any information on this matter.

Seo Sanghyeon

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