[Mageia-dev] About panotools patent problem (and other problematic rpms)
misc at zarb.org
Fri Feb 18 12:47:50 CET 2011
Le vendredi 18 février 2011 à 11:58 +0100, Philippe DIDIER a écrit :
> > >/ Long time ago, iPIX, a company from USA muliplied patent lawsuit against
> > />/ these free algorythms inventor and photographers using them (this
> > />/ company is now dead because of bankruptcy but the patent problem is
> > />/ still live... )
> > /
> > Well, who own the patents now ?
> I don't know who owns this particular patent from iPIX:
> Sony (larvatus prodiens, i e anymously ) baught 28 patents in 2007
> Minds-Eyes-View won the auction for the remaining (trademark, softwares
The patents owner should be listed on the patent office. Without this
information, the risk cannot be assessed at all.
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