JPEG Committee On The Ball, Seeks Prior Art

It seems as if the JPEG Committee has noticed the recent patent fuss, and is working on the prior art angle. Good to know that even though there’s a new standard, the committee is standing by their previous work. Meanwhile, the ISO standards body will take the unprecedented step of withdrawing the JPEG image format as a formal standard if Forgent Networks, a small Texan company, continues to demand royalties on a seventeen-year old patent — via Slashdot

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