Sony, Adobe, Macromedia Reported To Settle Forgent Suit Over JPEG Patent

Law360, New York (September 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Several major software and high-tech companies, including Sony, Adobe and Macromedia, have settled a controversial lawsuit brought by Austin company Forgent Networks Inc., over the compression, storage, manipulation and transmission of still digital images in JPEG format, according to a published report.

Last week, Macromedia became the latest company to settle its differences out of court with Forgent, following similar concessions by Adobe and Sony, according to PDFzone, an online hub for professionals using PDF, Adobe Acrobat and related document technologies.

Adobe was been the first...
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