AT&T Threatens Apple for Patent Infringement

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Daveway, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
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    AT&T is threatening Apple and other companies for patent infringements concerning video compression. MPEG-4 in particular.

    So I'm guessing they're after H.264. But wasn't there a conglomerate of companies that built the standard? They aren't mentioned.
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Reportedly, Nero already paid up, so the AT&T terms must not be all that onerous. This would not seem to be a serious issue.
  3. mdavey macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2005
    Yes there was, but AT&T chose not to join the licensing conglomerate. The conglomerate doesn't guarantee that theirs are the only patent licenses you need to license to implement MPEG4.

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