[opendtv] Re: 8VSB Patents running out?

No.  The tie-in in Scheiber was BEFORE the patent expired, the theory being 
that a lower royalty would be justified by a tie-in to a later-expiring patent 
(in Canada, I seem to recall).

TTFN,
Mark


-----Original Message-----
>From: Allen Le Roy Limberg <allimberg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Apr 16, 2007 5:33 PM
>To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: 8VSB Patents running out?
>
>Scheiber v. Dolby treated the issue after the patent had expired and there
>were no other patents tied to the original.
>LG's licensing offer, if indeed it was as rumored, risks a court finding the
>later patents to be unenforceable.
>
>Al
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Mark Schubin" <tvmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2007 5:21 PM
>Subject: [opendtv] Re: 8VSB Patents running out?
>
>
>> I agree.  See Scheiber v. Dolby.
>> http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/dltr/articles/2003dltr0005.html
>>
>> TTFN,
>> Mark
>>
>>
>>
>> Allen Le Roy Limberg wrote:
>> > The scuttlebutt is there is a tying arrangement that taking a license
>under
>> > 8VSB patents & EVSB entails agreement to take EVSB license until end of
>> > their term.  In my opinion that is an illegal tying arrangement.
>> >
>> > Al Limberg
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
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