Forgent Sues Microsoft Over JPEG

Forgent sues Microsoft, alleging JPEG patent infringement – Computerworld
Forgent Networks Inc. has added Microsoft Corp. to the list of companies it has sued alleging infringement of a patent for a data compression technique it claims is used in the JPEG digital image standard.

The lawsuit, filed yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, comes after Forgent was unable to negotiate a licensing agreement with the software maker, said Michael Noonan, director of investor relations at Forgent.