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   Re: [xml-dev] Patented XML Compression Techniques (WAS RE: [xml-dev]Bina

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> Then, should the patent holders decide to 
> work with the W3C or other organization to create a standard binary 
> for XML, they will submit the patented materials as royalty-free 
> submissions.

Naturally. Expway already does that for the SVG WG (and you never know, the SVG 
WG's track record suggest that it could produce, say, a design for a 
revolutionary coffee machine if it could be related one way or another to 
graphics ;)

> One other question:  is it the case that review of the MPEG materials 
> to ascertain any potential infringement obligates the reviewer 
> to the terms and conditions of the patent holder?  In other words, 
> is tainting directly inferred by the review?

I have no idea, and the MPEG people at Expway happen to all be on holiday right 
now so I can't ask :) All I can say is that I've never heard that clause, FWIW.

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway        http://expway.fr/
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