The problem isn't the patents, but instead the problem is why is a patented codec being approved in the open HTML5 standard?
How'd that happen? Who let it happen? Why wasn't the choice restricted to open codecs?
That, my friends, is the real problem here.
"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." -- Artemus Ward aka Charles Farrar Brown