Lucent Sues MS over 360 patent infringment

Ha ha! Apparently Xbox 360 violates Lucent’s patent on MPEG-2 encoding. They want MS to pay up or recall all the boxes from the market.

Didn’t they just settle with Eolas not so long ago?

Doesn’t this make Sony another logical target once PS3 boxes hit the stores?

The good thing here is that Lucent seems to be in this for money. So they probably will not go after open source projects which free media players and etc. There is simply no money there, and it’s not like they are competitive in the media player market either.

Repeat after me: “software patents are bad, mmkey.”

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