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Re: No discussion of patents, was Re: Social AUTH Patent

From: Timothy Holborn <timothy.holborn@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2015 22:50:05 +0000
Message-ID: <CAM1Sok3=_VD451aR5Qa0aa8k43t77tjcrb2G27kA0t2PgzNUFw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org>, W3C Credentials Community Group <public-credentials@w3.org>, public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>, "public-webid@w3.org" <public-webid@w3.org>

Top info was news article about a patent, abstract of patent was linked to
in news article.

I'm Australian. Are you not allowed to read about knowledge in the U.S.?

I had no idea there was a problem in that area. Apologies...

Feel welcome to remove from list.

Sending information about an intellectual property claim that states
ownership of concepts, within the field of auth and social relations seems
absolutely reasonable to me...

I have no awareness of the fears embodied within the breach of best
practices, and certainly don't like that the first email from you to me,
being scornful.


On Fri, 7 Aug 2015 at 1:16 am, Sandro Hawke <sandro@w3.org> wrote:

> On August 6, 2015 1:03:29 AM EDT, Timothy Holborn <
> timothy.holborn@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Article Appeared [1] on entrepreneur "Someday, Your Facebook Friends May
>> Determine Whether You Get a Loan"
>> Found the patent [2] Abstract is as follows
>> Authorization and authentication based on an individual's social network
>> *Abstract*
>> In particular embodiments, a method includes accessing a graph structure
>> comprising a plurality of nodes and edges where each node represents a
>> user, receiving a request to transmit content related to a first user to a
>> second user, and prohibiting transmission of the content to the second user
>> if the first user and the second user are connected in the graph structure
>> through a series of edges and nodes that comprises an unauthorized node.
>> [1] http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/249229
>> [2]
>> http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=4&p=1&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&S1=((%22facebook%22.ASNM.)+AND+%40PD%3E%3D20150804%3C%3D20151231)&OS=AN/%22facebook%22+AND+ISD/8/4/2015-%3E12/31/2015&RS=(AN/%22facebook%22+AND+ISD/20150804-%3E20151231)
> I haven't read this, but from the subject it looks like information about
> a patent.
> It is extremely bad practice to send people unsolicited information about
> a patent.
> I'll dig up the explanation and see if we can delete this from the
> archives later.
> - Sandro
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