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Public call for prior art on Widget updates

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 20:23:08 +0200
To: public-webapps@w3.org
Cc: "widget-pag" <member-widgets-pag@w3.org>, public-widgets-pag@w3.org
Message-Id: <200906122023.08963.rigo@w3.org>

The W3C hereby issues a call for prior art on US patent 5,764,992 [1] 
that may apply to the Widgets updates specification[2]. Pursuant to 
its rights under W3C's Patent Policy, Apple Inc. has excluded all 
claims of the aforementioned patent from the W3C Royalty-Free License 
commitment. The PAG seeks information about software update systems 
available before June 1995 that offer a viable solution that may apply 
to the use of updates in Widgets. People who wish to provide feedback 
should refer to the call[3] for more information or write back to 

Please distribute this call for prior art as widely as possible.


Rigo Wenning
Widgets update PAG chair
W3C Legal counsel

Received on Friday, 12 June 2009 18:23:46 UTC

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