Re: draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 10:03:21 CST

Cascella is correct that there are many technologies in use that are
patented. If the patentee gives an irrevocable royalty-free
non-exclusive license for open source uses, as does IBM in many
cases, then there is no harm. Furthermore, an Italian patent does
not prevent use in the United States unless there is also a PCT
patent filing in the US within the requisite time limits. (PCT is
Patent Cooperation Treaty.)

Cascella, I would like to see a URL of the patents in English with
claims, and disclosure whether there was (or will be) a PCT filing
covering the US.

Best regards,

At 3:59 PM +0100 1/20/09, compodinamic wrote:
>I noticed that many systems on which you debate are patented !
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Alan Dechert" <>
>To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <>
>Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 3:47 PM
>Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill
>>>My dear friend
>>>such solution exists !
>>>Much better than the options currently available !
>>>You see Italian patent ....
>>Forget it. The fact that it is patented means we don't want it.

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