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Re: CLA question (was: Re: Regarding start of Community Group beta today (2011-06-28))

From: <ri@odrl.net>
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:13:17 +1000
Cc: public-council@w3.org
Message-Id: <52E45F4A-A4CF-445E-9814-7BEE62B50D4D@odrl.net>
To: Kristian Sons <kristian.sons@dfki.de>

On 30 Jun 2011, at 20:07, Kristian Sons wrote:

> Company A has a bright idea for CG B and contributes it. Now it's published as agreed by CLA. For some reason, CG B is not successful and discontinues its work. Now company A decides to exploit the bright idea in a proprietary product and would like to protect the idea using a patent.

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Hi Kristian - since you have contributed (ie made public) the "bright idea", you will not be able to Patent it.

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Cheers

Renato Iannella
ODRL Initiative
http://odrl.net
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