Call for Exclusions: HTML Microdata

Dear Advisory Committee representative,

This is a W3C Patent Policy Call for Exclusions for the following  
Recommendation Track document:

- HTML Microdata
  exclusion opportunity ending on 24 October 2010 23:59 UTC

This specification was produced by the HTML Working Group.

If you do not wish to exclude patent claims during this exclusion  
opportunity, no further action is required.

Notes on this exclusion opportunity:

  * This specification was originally part of HTML5. It was published  
as a standalone specification in March.
  * The material of this specification has not been part of a previous  
150-day exclusion opportunity. (The same may not be true for other  
standalone specifications split off from the HTML5 specification.)
  * Therefore, we are starting one explicitly for this material,  
treating this draft as though it were a FPWD from the perspective of  
the W3C Patent Policy.

Participants made a Royalty-Free licensing commitment upon joining  
this Working Group. With the publication of this document, per section  
4.1 of the Patent Policy [1] Participants have an opportunity until 24  
October 2010 23:59 UTC to exclude patent claims reading on this  
Recommendation track document. Excluded claims are not subject to the  
licensing requirements of the W3C Patent Policy for this document. For  
more information about exclusions, please see

To make exclusions, please use the following form:

The Patent Policy anticipates that the document will evolve during the  
90 days following the first publication.  Per section 4.1 of the  
Patent Policy [1], whatever draft is available on 15 August 2010  
establishes the reference material [3] for the purposes of this  
exclusion opportunity. Just after 15 August 2010, we will send a  
reminder and identify the reference draft. Due to the anticipated  
instability of the document prior to 15 August 2010, Participants may  
wish to exclude any claims only after publication of the reference  
draft (and no later than the end of the exclusion opportunity).

Per section 4.2 of the Patent Policy [2], a Participant may resign  
from the Working Group before 15 August 2010 and be excused from all  
licensing commitments arising out of Working Group participation.

To resign from the Working Group before 15 August 2010, please use the  
following form:

Summary information for this group related to the W3C Patent Policy is
available at:

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact,
for the HTML Working Group:
* Michael(tm) Smith at

For more information on the W3C Patent Policy and patent claim
exclusions, see:

Thank you,

For Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director;
Ian Jacobs, Head of W3C Communications

Ian Jacobs (
Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447

Received on Thursday, 27 May 2010 15:18:44 UTC