Forgent Networks Inc Software Patents and Enforcement Cases
News & Chronology
2005-09-28 DE Heise: Forgent vs. Axis
2005-07-15 US ComputerActive: PVR sellers sued for patent infringement
2005-04-22 WW PC World: Forgent sues Microsoft over JPEG patent
2005-04-08 WW HTML FixIt: JPEG patent litigators go after DVR
2005-04-08 WW CNet: Patent litigants target DVRs
2005-03-23 WW Forgent PR: Forgent Announces Agreement with Onkyo
2005-02-22 US Marketwire PR: Forgent Announces Agreement With Audiovox
Forgent is a patent litigation company that holds about 40 patents on basic communication functionalities and has been enforcing them aggressively. The most well-known case is the patent on run-length coding used in the JPEG standard, for which Forgent is said to have collected 50 mn usd from diverse companies, including large ones such as Sony and Adobe.
Forgent may have started as a software company and does seem to still have a minor software business.