Yahoo Settles With Forgent Over JPEG Patent

Law360, New York (December 16, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Patent holder Forgent Network’s litigation campaign has paid off once again, with Yahoo Inc. settling a patent dispute over ubiquitous JPEG imaging technology.

Forgent’s subsidiary Compression Labs Inc. sued Yahoo in August 2004, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Google Inc., Audiovox Corp., and several others were also named as defendants in the case, which was transferred to northern California district court in March.

Texas-based Forgent still has pending litigation against about 40 more companies for alleged infringement of the JPEG...
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