RE: FW: PatCom Report
You may be right. I was thinking more of the letters that covered patents
by description rather than by number (which I think is the majority of
letters that we've gotten on 802). I don't recall those restricting
based upon country. In any case, we care about our standards globally.
From: Geoff Thompson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 11:34 AM
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: FW: PatCom Report
At 10:17 AM 10/18/00 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
>Also, "(country)" should be deleted. Many of us patent major patents in
>multiple contries. It would be a problem if someone provided a letter that
>assured licenses under their US patent and then asserted another patent
>against products distributed elswhere. I don't recall the letters that
>were submitted in the past limiting themselves to a specific country.
My recollection is that most patent letters on issued patents refer only to
the US Patent. Most of the boilerplate that I have ever seen on this does
not assure license to "the US patent and foreign equivalents" or anything
It should, of course.