Patent Office Agrees To Review Infamous JPEG Patent
from the well,-that's-good dept
On a side note, we first came across the story of this patent thanks to the then-anonymous Patent Troll Tracker blog. A few weeks back, the author of that blog revealed himself (after being told anonymously that the news was about to leak in an unflattering manner) as a lawyer working on IP issues at Cisco. It's too bad that he felt the need to reveal himself, but it's even worse that he has since taken down the blog entirely. It had a lot of excellent background information, which is all gone now, and the lack of updates is a real loss. It was the only source that was providing insight into some of the shadier activities of certain patent holders and patent attorneys. It's a world that needed more light shined upon, not less. It's a true shame that it's been lost to the world, much to the detriment of those trying to show how the patent system is being regularly abused.