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Re: [MM] patent issue

From: Daniel Weitzner <djweitzner@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 09:20:23 -0500
Message-Id: <F5635243-1E64-40E0-B0BD-6D8835299FC6@w3.org>
Cc: Jeremy Carroll <jjc@hpl.hp.com>, SWBPD <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
To: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>

I'm coming in on the middle of this thread, but allow me ask one  
question: has any made a patent disclosure asserting that patents/ 
applications referenced here are essential?



On Nov 17, 2005, at 9:45 PM, Jim Hendler wrote:

> At 13:20 +0000 11/17/05, Jeremy Carroll wrote:
>> I have sent two more messages on this topic
>> substantive
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/patent-issues/2005OctDec/0001
>> procedural
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/patent-issues/2005OctDec/0002
>> I am consulting with colleagues, and expect to make a proposal soon.
>> Jeremy
> Jeremy - the first link in the substantive document is returning an  
> invalid search, the second one does indeed point to a patent  
> application (not granted) that might effect us, but it does not  
> seem to directly relate to the issue of Semantic markup (it does  
> talk to region and annotation, but seems to me there's a lot of  
> prior art). In fact, since Adobe Photoshop (XMP) and all the flickr  
> stuff would violate the patent if it issues, I suspect there's soem  
> interesting politics here (I cc Danny Weitzner to make him aware of  
> this).
>  I think it would be a shame to not publish this important note  
> because of this issue, and think that putting in the informed  
> information about this as per policy (directing people to a patent  
> statement and mentioning these two patents) would be sufficient.    
> I also note that we are not recommending specific markup vocabulary  
> or etc, so there is not actual item that is offered royalty free  
> except our advice that people consider semantic markup, so I think  
> this is likely a moot issue - but I look forward to hearing from  
> Danny or other appropriate authority
>  thanks for pointing this out
>  JH
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