[whatwg] forwarded: Google opens VP8 video codec
singer at apple.com
Thu May 20 10:16:23 PDT 2010
On May 19, 2010, at 21:48 , Sir Gallantmon (ニール・ゴンパ) 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.
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
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