CompuServe, an online service provider informs its software developers that they give a license agreement, the popular GIF compression. CompuServe claims that she is forced to do so because Unisys enforce its patent rights in this field. Others argue that CompuServe made a move is in response to growing competition from the internet.

CompuServe, an online service provider informs its software developers that they give a license agreement, the popular GIF compression. CompuServe claims that she is forced to do so because Unisys enforce its patent rights in this field. Others argue that CompuServe made a move is in response to growing competition from the internet.
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Josh Lerner,
Benjamin Conway
Source: Harvard Business School
31 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 26, 1996. Prod #: 296057-PDF-ENG
Outrage in Cyberspace: CompuServe GIF patent and the HBR case solution