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Apple, MS, others accused of patent infringement

updated 03:00 pm EDT, Wed October 5, 2005

Patent infringement

Apple is among the companies named in a patent infringement case brought forward by Compression Labs, Inc. Parent company 's intellectual property program has generated more than $100 million in revenues primarily from licensing the '672 Patent to more than 40 different companies in Asia, Europe and the United States. The '672 Patent relates to digital image compression used in digital still image devices that compress, store, manipulate, print or transmit digital still images such as digital cameras, personal digital assistants, cellular telephones, printers, scanners, and certain software applications. Other major companies named in the filling are Creative Labs, Microsoft, Dell, TiVo, Sun, Toshiba, and Yahoo!

by MacNN Staff




  1. darkelf

    Joined: Dec 1969



    oh, glorious shakedown. how little we've seen you this century, not like the reckless, hedonistic days of old. good times. i see you've been working more closely with the patent office. i must say, it seems to be working well for you. how are the kids?

  1. chas_m




    This is a repeat of a story you did this morning.

    Hey, it happens to Slashdot too, don't feel bad. :)

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Join the LPF

    Join the League for programming Freedom and fight Software Patents and Interface Copyrights.

  1. Sebastien

    Joined: Dec 1969


    is this Slashdork^H^Ht?

    Wow, the same story twice on the same page.

    Now I'm *convinced* this is run by the dorks of slashdot!

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