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   Re: [xml-dev] Another Microsoft XML patent

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* Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@intergraph.com> [2005-06-07 09:46]:

> You (Fuller, etc.) don't have to form a union.

> That is what a standards keiretsu is.  It mutually indemnifies
> members who contribute technology.  Contractually, it is the best
> defense because it both protects against predation and it creates
> standards.   Check the membership or participation agreements
> closely. 

    How does a stanards body protect against predation? It merely
    protects against the predation as it relates to the use of that
    particular standard.
    How does one file a counter-claim? That's the only way out of a
    patent takedown.

Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com
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