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Patent threat to SVG in NZ

From: Rob <rob_02004@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 05:08:37 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20040923120837.15644.qmail@web52507.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-svg@w3.org
Cc: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

I want to alert the SVG Working Group to a potential patent threat. In
New Zealand, Microsoft have lodged the following patent applications:
 
 Patent Number: 525857
  Markup language and object model for vector graphics
 
 Patent Number: 535067
  Markup language data structure
 
The applications are in the examination stage, if they're approved then
we have three months to lodge objections. Perhaps the SVG Working Group
should investigate and lodge objections at the appropriate time? Here
are the contact details for the Intellectual Property Office of New
Zealand (IPONZ):
   http://www.iponz.govt.nz
   info (@) iponz.govt.nz
   hearings (@) iponz.govt.nz
 
Regards,
Rob
 
PS: This is a repost, since the original post didn't appear to make it
to the list.

Patent 525857 application details from the IPONZ site:

> Patent Details
>  Patent Number (11): 525857
>  Current Status: Examination
>  International Application Number:  
>  WO Publication Number:
>  Patent Type: Patent Convention
>  Patent Title (54): Markup language and object model for vector
> graphics
>  Filed (22): 14-MAY-2003
>  Convention  
>   Date (320): 27-MAR-2003
>   Country (330): United States of America
>   App No: 03 401717
> 
> Class (51)
>  Schedule and Edition: IPC7 
>  Classification: G06F17/30; G06T3/00; G06T11/00; G06T15/00
> 
> Documents
>  No documents on record or public access is restricted
>  Applicant / Patentee: (71)  MICROSOFT CORPORATION . One Microsoft
> Way,
> Redmond, Washington 98052, United States of America
>  Contact: (74)  A J PARK . 6th Floor, Huddart Parker Building, 1 Post
> Office Square, Wellington, New Zealand
>  Service Address:  As above
>  Action: Filed
>  Completed: 15-MAY-2003
>  Due: 14-MAY-2003
>  Journal: 1487
>  Published: 30-MAY-2003
> 
> Related Patents    
>  Divided: From 535067 To 525857
> 
> Objections / Hearings
>  There are no current objections or hearings present
> 
> Renewal Interest
>  No renewal interest on record or public access is restricted
> 
> Applicant / Patentee & Licensee History
>  No applicants nor licensees on record or public access is restricted
> 
> Inventors (72)
>  Beda, Joseph S
>  Gallo, Kevin T
>  Smith, Adam M
>  Wong, Gilman K
>  Subramanian, Sriram


		
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