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Revised patent policy proposal

From: Ippolito, Mark E. <mippolit@iupui.edu>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 17:42:36 -0500
Message-ID: <350AA94F4BEED311A81600508B9B114D045806C2@iupuimbx03.uits.iupui.edu>
To: "'www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org'" <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Looks like the vast majority of comments are against any changes.  Seems to
me that changing what has been a successful policy is likely to "kill the
goose that lays the golden eggs".  For those companies and individuals that
have patents and have not been enforcing them, why risk giving yourself a
black eye?  We all know that word-of-mouth is the most effective form of
advertising (both ways); and the web really amplifies word-of-mouth.

Rather, going forward, focus on truly new enhancements and capabilities and
offer those for sale, and enforce your patent rights (when granted) on those
products from the start.

Mark E. Ippolito
Lecturer, Operations Management
Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, Indianapolis
Received on Saturday, 6 October 2001 18:42:47 UTC

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