Thursday, March 30, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Windows 10 Creators Update Coming April 11
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Are Official, Along With Bixby And New Gear 360
Razer Blade Pro IS The First THX Certified Gaming Laptop
Lenovo Makes Pro Virtual Reality Accessible With the ThinkStation P320
Intel Details 10, 22nm Processes, Proposes Transistor-density Metric
U.S. House Voted Against Broadband Privacy Rules
SK Hynix Offers More Than $9 billion for Toshiba Chip Unit: report
Toshiba's Nuclear Unit Westinghouse Files for Bankruptcy
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 Announces Patent License Agreement with Toyota
Adobe, Microsoft To Offer Solutions That Share Sales Data
Microsoft and Steelcase Present Concepts For The Future Workplace
Microsoft's Outlook.com Premium Emal Service Now Available
Microsoft To Give A Face Lifting To Windows 10 With 'Project NEON'
Microsoft Edge Will Soon Get New Features
Cloud Services Boost Microsoft's Sales And Profit
Microsoft Announces Intune for Education And New Windows 10 PCs for School
Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV and Auto Mobility Partners showcase Technologies For Safe And Personalized Automated Friving at CES 2017
Microsoft Partners with TomTom Mapping Company On Azure
European Commission Approves Acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, Subject to Conditions
Microsoft Is Careful With New Chatbot Zo, Now Available For Testing

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .