Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Twitter Introduces Stickers
Google To Face New Antitrust Charges In Europe
HP expands Chromebook Lineup With Touch
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Specs Show 64GB Onboard - Google-branded Phone In the Works?
MediaTek Launches Linato-compatible Helio X20 Development Board For Android Developers
Qualcomm Announces 5G NR sub-6 GHz System and Trial Platform
Samsung Trademarks The 'Ahead' Communication Device
Intel Could Sell Cyber-Security Unit
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Digital Cameras > Forgent...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Friday, April 22, 2005
Forgent sues Microsoft over JPEG patent


Forgent Networks has added Microsoft to the list of companies it has sued alleging infringement of a patent for a data compression technique it claims is used in the JPEG digital image standard.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, comes after Forgent was unable to negotiate a licensing agreement with the Redmond, Washington-based software maker, said Michael Noonan, director of investor relations at Forgent.

"We want them to pay a reasonable royalty rate for the technology they are using," Noonan said. "If a company uses JPEG, they are using our patents."

In an apparent preemptive strike, Microsoft last Friday sued Forgent subsidiary Compression Labs in US District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. In the suit, Microsoft asked the court to declare that it is not infringing and invalidate the patent in question, Forgent said in a statement.

Forgent sued 31 companies in April 2004 and several other companies after that. The company has reached licensing agreements with more than 35 companies and received more than $100 million in licensing revenue to this point, it said. Licensees include Sony, Adobe, Macromedia and Onkyo, Noonan said.

Companies that have been sued include Apple, Dell, Kodak, HP, IBM and Xerox.

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) files are used by a wide variety of hardware and software products to display digital images. The procedure used to compress digital images in order to create a JPEG file infringes on Forgent's patent for a method of digital image compression, the Austin, Texas, company alleges.

In 2002, Forgent announced it held this patent and said it planned to seek licensing agreements from any company that sells products that compress or store JPEG images.

A spokesman for Microsoft had no immediate comment.


Previous
Next
Hollywood to name and shame movie pirates        All News        Taiwan makers: price drops push replacement of CD drives with DVD burners
Ricoh announces Caplio GX8     Digital Cameras News      Nikon announces The D50 and The D70

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Microsoft Says Scorpio System will Not Offer Higher Frame Rates With Xbox One Games
LinkedIn Becomes Part Of Microsoft
Microsoft and Facebook To Link America With Europe Through 6,600 km Long Cable
Microsoft Streamlines its Smartphone Business, Axes Hundrends Of Jobs
Microsoft To Accelerate Delivery of Affordable Internet Access
Microsoft Is Selling Its Feature Phone Business to Foxconn, Nokia Mobiles Return
Microsoft Positions Windows 10 As A Platform for the Intelligence Revolution
Microsoft, Google Drop Complaints Against Each Other
Microsoft Reports Profit But Windows Business Keeps Declining
Microsoft Sues U.S. Government Over Data Requests
Microsoft's Edge Browser To Limit Flash Support
Toyota, Microsoft To Work Together On Connected Technologies

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .