Re: draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

From: compodinamic <contact_at_compodinamic_dot_it>
Date: Tue Jan 20 2009 - 11:32:03 CST

Dear Arthur
the patents are not being extended in the U.S.A
probably will not, unless private or public company or you're interested in
this technology . Believe my voting systems are so far ahead of what you
are doing!
Cascella
----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Keller" <voting@kellers.org>
To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

> 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,
> Arthur
>
> 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" <dechert@gmail.com>
>>To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list"
>><ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
>>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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