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Summary of 5-6 February 2002 Patent Policy Working Group Meeting

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 10:42:15 -0800
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To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

Eighteen people attended the Patent Policy Working Group (PPWG)
face-to-face meeting held on 5-6 February 2002, in Menlo Park,

Both the open source/free software task force and the RAND task
force reported preliminary findings.

Discussion was organized around a "Major Decisions for RF Patent
Policy" issues list compiled from comments by W3C Members on the
16 August Last Call Working Draft. The decisions list was divided
into groups:
    defensive suspension, timing of exclusion, Working Group
    participation after exclusion, resigning from a Working Group,
    requirements for participants who join late, design patents, US
    government obligations, universal reciprocity, geographic scope
    of licenses, starting date of license requirements, scope of
    disclosure obligation, discovery of Essential Claims after a
    Recommendation is published, GPL harmonization, licenses for
    "fully compliant" implementations, license grant language, RAND
    track or exception process, obligations of Submitters, and
    obligations of invited experts.

Straw polls were taken on many of these points. The royalty-free
(RF) internal Working Draft was updated with the results.

Best wishes,
Susan Lesch           http://www.w3.org/People/Lesch/
mailto:lesch@w3.org               tel:+1.858.483.4819
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)    http://www.w3.org/
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