Does any one know if the GIF/LZW patent expired on June 6th as scheduled or was there a problem ?
Posted on 2004-06-14 14:57:57 by donkey
Hm, I think it expired in the US and such, but isn't there something about it being effective for a bit longer in europe? Or was that the june 6 date?
Posted on 2004-06-14 14:58:44 by f0dder
Lets hope.... its a dumb patent.
Posted on 2004-06-14 16:03:47 by NaN
Afternoon, All.

The U.S. LZW patent expired on June 20, 2003, the counterpart Canadian patent expires July 7, 2004, the counterpart patents in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy expire June 18, 2004, and the Japanese counterpart patents expire June 20, 2004.

Posted on 2004-06-14 16:36:07 by Scronty
Thanks Scronty,

July 7th, not sure where I got June 6th from then :rolleyes:
Posted on 2004-06-14 19:02:40 by donkey