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Re: your thoughts appreciated

From: Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 06:46:25 +1000
Message-ID: <AANLkTikABtJGU6ftf4V2k4AfuQN=0v7V+_SoKO4Wmtov@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>
Cc: "public-media-fragment@w3.org Group WG" <public-media-fragment@w3.org>
Yeah, I got the same and already discussed with Philippe, Raphael and Yves.
There seems to be nothing we can do, since this is a court case between two
companies - the W3C is not involved. I have pointed them to Philippe in a
reply email, which was never followed up, so that email may also not be
valid, seeing as the sender email address is kinda generic.

Cheers,
Silvia.


On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 12:34 AM, Jack Jansen <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I don't know whether I'm the only person to have received this, but just in
> case I am: I won't have much time to look at this, but maybe someone else is
> interested?
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> *From: *Content Messenger <contentmessenger@gmail.com>
> *Date: *26 juli 2010 16:20:56 GMT+02:00
> *To: *Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl
> *Subject: **your thoughts appreciated*
>
> Dear Jack:
>
> I found your name as one of the contributors to the Media Fragments URI 1.0.
> I work with a group of solutions architects interested in mobile messaging.
> We recently became aware that a group called Helferich Patent Licensing is
> claiming that its patents cover sending SMS messages containing URLs to
> mobile phones. Helferich Patent Licensing sued HP in March, claiming that HP
> is infringing 9 of its patents. The exact language from the complaint is
> below. The entire complaint is attached.  It is hard to believe that these
> assertions are valid. Is the Media Fragments Working Group aware of this?
> We would appreciate hearing any thoughts that you and the group has on this
> issue.
>
> Regards,
>
> Michelle
>
>
> Language from the complaint:
>
> "Hewlett-Packard infringed at least one or more of the Asserted Content
> Claims by using, and practicing systems and methods that permit
> Hewlett-Packard to prepare, and format messages to be sent to its customers’
> mobile wireless devices that include selectable identifiers, such as URLs
> and links, that identify additional Hewlett-Packard media and content.
> Hewlett Packard then causes those messages to be sent to its customers’
> mobile devices, including as SMS and MMS messages. By way of specific
> example, Hewlett-Packard commonly prepares, formats, and sends such
> notifications in connection with at least its Snapfish photo sharing
> service, and further in connection with its various social media campaigns."
>
>
>
>  --
>
> Jack Jansen, <Jack.Jansen@cwi.nl>, http://www.cwi.nl/~jack<http://www.cwi.nl/%7Ejack>
>
> If I can't dance I don't want to be part of your revolution -- Emma Goldman
>
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