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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.


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Thompson []
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 11:34 AM
Subject: RE: FW: PatCom Report

At 10:17 AM 10/18/00 -0600, 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 
like that.

It should, of course.