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Chair Announce: PenOpIPR Disclosure

From: Joseph M. Reagle Jr. <reagle@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 13:40:27 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19990701134027.00a23680@localhost>
To: "IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
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From: "Chris Smithies" <Chris_Smithies@penop.com>
To: patent-issues@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256794.0067D80F.00@penop.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 19:58:42 +0100
Subject: PenOp: IPR disclosure

I  wish  to  provide complete disclosure.   To the best of my knowledge, my
organization  owns  many intellectual property claims regarding the signing
of electronic data, including XML documents.  These many and complex claims
are  embodied  in issued patents and pending applications spread around the
world.   They  generally cover the electronic presentation and recording of
symbols  of  informed  consent,  the  secure  capture  of identification or
signature-type  data  (biometric, infometric and otherwise), the binding of
such  identification or signature data to electronic documents, the binding
of other related data (such as audit trail and records of informed consent)
to documents and the verification of the data bound to the documents.

My  organization owns issued US Patents 5,544,255, 5,647,017 and 5,858,955,
issued Australian Patent 688,589 and issued New Zealand Patent 292439.


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Joseph Reagle Jr.   
Policy Analyst           mailto:reagle@w3.org
XML-Signature Co-Chair   http://w3.org/People/Reagle/
Received on Thursday, 1 July 1999 13:41:41 GMT

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