Re: Patent Protections at CR

On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 05:28:38 -0800, Anne van Kesteren <>  

> On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:11:08 +0100, Carr, Wayne <>  
> wrote:
>> Is this a real problem that needs to be fixed?  Are people being sued  
>> for implementing CRs by members of WGs producing the CR?
> They can be.

They are not as far ass I know. But there is a great deal of concern about  
implementing something that may be exposing the implementor to this risk.  
Meanwhile, we actually need those implementations to get to  
Recommendation. So we're in a catch-22 at the moment because we cause  
undesirable pain in making people think about the issues.



Charles 'chaals' McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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