Thursday, May 24, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform Brings Artificial Intelligence Features to a New Tier of Smartphones
Intel Nervana NNP-L1000 Neural Network Processor Coming in 2019
Uber Ends Arizona Self-driving Program
Apple to Offer $50 Rebates for iPhone Battery Swaps
Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 SoC to be Dedicated to VR and AR Headsets
Next@Acer: Acer Debuts Premium Chromebooks, Gaming Desktops and Notebooks
LG Display and Google Develop an 18 megapixel 4.3-inch 1443 ppi 120 Hz OLED display for VR
IBM Crypto-Anchor Verifier, an AI-enabled Scanner for Visual Clues that Prove an Item's Authenticity
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > Apple E...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, July 11, 2011
Apple Excludes Essential HTML5 Patents From W3C


Apple has excluded two patents related to royalty-free HTML5 standard pushing the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to seek for the invalidation of these patents.

Apple participates in the Web Application Working Group. In application of the "exclusion rights", Apple has excluded Patent Nr. 7,743,336 and Patent Application 20070101146 from its royalty-free commitment given upon joining the Web Applications Working Group, the W3C said.

As a member of the W3C, Apple should provide a royalty free license for technologies essential to the standards being developed.

Apple seems to refuse to make those rights available on the W3C's liberal terms. Simply put, Apple doesn't want to be restricted in any way and may want to assert those patents in its various lawsuits.

This means the W3C can't formally adopt the "infringing" specification because its rules require patent-free or at least royalty-free standards.

W3C's response was the release of a public call for prior art, as it maintains a strict policy of validating Web standards that can be used without paying for royalties. Apple's exclusion triggered a Patent Advisory Group (PAG). The PAG collects links and hints to technology that may help to circumvent a patent. By finding examples of the technology in use before Apple filed the patents, the W3C could render those patents invalid.

Apple has not commented on the story.


Previous
Next
Sony Releases First External Hard Drives        All News        HTC ThunderBolt Analysis Provides Insights on Rumored LTE iPhone
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Fabs in New York and Dresden Achieve Ready for Equipment Milestone     General Computing News      Microsoft Says Windows 7 Is The Fastest-selling OS In History

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Apple to Offer $50 Rebates for iPhone Battery Swaps
Next Generation A12 iPhone Chips Are Already in production On TSMC's 7nm Process
Apple CEO Says Apple Music Hits 50 Million Subscribers
Apple Will Not Build $1 billion Data Center in Ireland
Apple's Record Profit Shrugs Off iPhone Sales Fears
European Regulators Investigate Apple's Proposed Acquisition of Shazam
Apple to Replace Some MacBook Pro Laptop Batteries
LG Display's OLED Smartphone Screens Still Not Ready For Apple
Apple Said to Release News Subscription Service
Apple Caught Employees and Contractors Leaking Company's Unannounced Projects
Apple introduces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition
Future iPhones Said to Have Touchless Controls and Curved Screens

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .