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Re: Yesterday's US Supreme Court Decision on Software Patents

From: Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@hopebailie.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:44:26 +0200
Message-ID: <CA+eFz_KGxM+6pm3c5fRiZqs+v0MuDbNfSXcE5xOnA2U7FE1Vkg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>, public-webpaymentsigcharter <public-webpaymentsigcharter@w3.org>
There are actually quite a number of payment related patents owned by the
Open Invention Network who own patents with the explicit intention of
preventing their enforcement and giving anyone royalty-free license to use
(If I understand the situation correctly)

Nice to know!

On 20 June 2014 12:26, Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca> wrote:

> This decision is useful for the web payments solutions development
> community to take into account generally. The claim at issue: a
> company attempted to patent the abstract idea of financial
> intermediation.
> I maintain some informative links here:
> http://osi.xwiki.com/bin/Projects/flow-syllabus#HRealWorldPatentCourtCases
> --
> Joseph Potvin
> Chair, OSI Management Education Working Group
> Doctoral Candidate (Project Management), Unversity of Qu├ębec
> Operations Manager, The Opman Company
> jpotvin@opman.ca
> Mobile: 819-593-5983
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