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Summary of 24 February 2003 Patent Policy Working Group Teleconference

From: Susan Lesch <lesch@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 12:26:52 -0800
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Twenty-four people attended the 24 February 2003 Patent Policy Working
Group (PPWG) teleconference.

First, the group had received a request to file an amicus brief in the
Rambus case. No one was particularly in favor of doing so at this
point. If another standards organizations made a similar request in the
future, the PPWG might consider revisiting the issue.

Second, the group discussed whether or not to request an antitrust
clearance for their proposed policy from the US Department of Justice
(DOJ) or the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The group believes that
such a clearance is made on the basis of the facts presented, that it
would count somewhat internationally not solely in the US, and that it
might take about 90 days for one round. That process could be
concurrent with the W3C Advisory Committee review and Director's
decision on the PPWG's proposed policy.

In closing, the group discussed their publication schedule. The group
meets next on 3 March.

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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