So, some company called Forgent is starting to seek licensing fees for the patent on JPEG compression they acquired with Compression Labs. The interesting point is buried in the fourth paragraph of the press release:

Forgent and a national law firm, who has made and continues to make a significant investment to develop Forgent’s IP licensing program, are the sole beneficiaries of the patent license revenue.

Basically, a law firm figured out that Forgent had a patent that could turn into a gold mine, and is financing the company’s attempt to seek licensing fees from everyone who’s using JPEG right now.