Major Taiwan University Slams Apple With Second Lawsuit, This Time Over Video Technology Patent reports that a recently-submitted document on indicates that National Cheng Kung University, a major, public educational institution in Taiwan filed a patent lawsuit against Apple on May 3rd.

According to the lawsuit, NCKU accuses Apple on infringing on US Patent #7,561,078, which details technology for a “encoding system for a data set, particularly for a video data set.” The patent was filed in late 2007 and published in late 2009.

Specifically, the patent covers “The encoding system includes a coding strategies represented as a tree-based structure, a cost projection system for each tree node, and a parameter searching algorithm for coding strategies to encode a data set. When the encoder parameters are obtained, the coding strategies and rate-allocation have better performance comparing to the related art.”


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