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Subject: FW: [g-cap-comm] Abridged summary of google-cap-community@googlegroups.com - 6 Messages in 1 Topic

TC Members,


Some of you might be following this thread, but if not – I wanted you to know it is out there.  Over the years there has been a claim or two about CAP infringing on some early patent/s.  The following dialogue captures current discussion on the matter including OASIS Legal advice via Jamie Clark.





From: google-cap-community@googlegroups.com [mailto:google-cap-community@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Lis Klute, CEM
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 9:16 PM
To: google-cap-community@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [g-cap-comm] Abridged summary of google-cap-community@googlegroups.com - 6 Messages in 1 Topic


How can they patent something we have been doing via other vendors for years?

On 2/23/2012 2:10 AM, google-cap-community@googlegroups.com wrote:

Group: http://groups.google.com/group/google-cap-community/topics

§  Patent Implications for CAP [6 Updates]

Farrel Lifson <farrel.lifson@gmail.com> Feb 22 05:30AM -0800  

As a follow up here is another patent -
http://www.google.com/patents/US6816878 - which covers much of the
functionality of a CAP based system.

Art Botterell <acb@incident.com> Feb 22 08:14AM -0800  

Most of these various patents really address particular ways that alerts (CAP or otherwise) might be disseminated... I haven't seen one yet that impinges on the CAP standard per-se. Indeed the very ...more

James Bryce Clark <jamie.clark@oasis-open.org> Feb 22 10:38AM -0800  

> I recently came across across the following patent * * *
Hello Farrel. You asked what OASIS does about "nearby" patents.
There are, of course, a lot of patents, applications and assertions ...more

Farrel Lifson <farrel.lifson@gmail.com> Feb 22 10:50AM -0800  

I definitely agree that this is a symptom of the US patent systems
inability to handle software patents correctly.
I am worried that the patents I listed, which directly target the Alert and ...more

Art Botterell <artbotterell@gmail.com> Feb 22 11:42AM -0800  

> I am worried that the patents I listed, which directly target the Alert and Emergency Warning sectors (as if the content of the messages they send should somehow make them patentable!), might be ...more

Farrel Lifson <farrel.lifson@gmail.com> Feb 22 12:03PM -0800  

"Which brings us to the next question... is there anything to be done about
Well besides a complete overhaul of the patent system and a retroactive
review of these types of overly broad, ...more

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