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Summary of 23 September 2002 Patent Policy Working Group Teleconference

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 23:08:30 -0700
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To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org


     Twenty people attended the 23 September 2002 Patent Policy
     Working Group (PPWG) teleconference. The group discussed the
     final proposal from the the RAND Exception Task Force. The
     proposal has two new parts: Patent Advisory Groups (PAGs) would
     have timing options, and there is a new catch-all clause that a
     PAG could recommend other action than "Core/Extension."
     Participants discussed whether RAND exceptions would be made only
     for specific patents that were disclosed or whether the RAND
     exception process applied to the group for subject matter
     identified. The RAND exception in the final proposal may apply to
     the group based on subject matter, and will not be limited to
     disclosed patents. The proposal as written means RAND for
     everyone in the group. Someone asked how this proposal differs
     from the RAND track in earlier policy drafts. The Chair and
     others explained that the major difference is there is no way to
     start as RAND. RAND is the exception. One person asked about
     requirements documents should a PAG recommend an extension
     specification, and another asked the group to vote down the
     proposal when it comes up for a straw poll at the next face to
     face meeting.

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/
Received on Saturday, 28 September 2002 02:09:03 UTC

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