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Re: Fwd: Re: [ba-ohs-talk] :zz: ZigZag patent (short reply) [Was: **** Instant Outlining !!! ***]



Sorry about delay replying.  My reply got too long.      (01)

Jack Park says
>Ted, I think you're in the hotseat to respond to this one publically.  I 
>won't have any problems with however you may respond, but, like Murray, 
>I'll drop anything to do with zzstructures if the patent is anything but a 
>defensive patent to keep gorillas from patenting it.    (02)

The short answer is, I have no idea what's going to be done with the patent,
 because I will probably need to sell it.    (03)

If anyone wants the long answer I'll post it.    (04)

Best, Ted N.    (05)


At 11:11 AM 4/25/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Hi Ted and Marlene,
>Ted, I think you're in the hotseat to respond to this one publically.  I 
>won't have any problems with however you may respond, but, like Murray, 
>I'll drop anything to do with zzstructures if the patent is anything but a 
>defensive patent to keep gorillas from patenting it.
>
>Cheers
>Jack
>
>>Delivered-To: ba-ohs-talk-list@bi0.bootstrap.org
>>Delivered-To: ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org
>>Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 18:23:56 +0100
>>From: Murray Altheim <m.altheim@open.ac.uk>
>>Organization: Knowledge Media Institute
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>>To: ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org
>>Subject: Re: [ba-ohs-talk] :zz: ZigZag patent and trademark  [Was: **** 
>>Instant
>>          Outlining !!! ***]
>>Sender: owner-ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org
>>Reply-To: ba-ohs-talk@bootstrap.org
>>
>>That would be the question I was asking as well. I'll avoid
>>further contact with the stuff if so. I can't imagine going
>>to the trouble of patenting something unless one had some
>>notion of benefiting at some point from the patent.
>>
>>I consider the research I'm doing right now to be predominantly
>>influenced by ISO 10744 Hytime and ISO 16250 Topic Maps, and
>>I wouldn't make any references to zzstructures in either my
>>software or Ph.D. if that might end up taking me into a
>>courtroom... a bit shy 'bout these things yuh unnerstan'?
>>
>>Jack Park wrote:
>>
>>>On second thought, does this mean I should either stop playing with 
>>>zzstructure code or negotiate some deal to use it?
>>>Jack
>>
>>
>>>> >> >>At 10:21 AM 4/23/2002 +0000, Murray Altheim wrote:
>>[...]
>>>> >> >Jack,
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >Are you saying that this has already been done and I should lay off
>>>> >> >the idea in order to avoid a patent infringement lawsuit?
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >Yikes!
>>>> >> >
>>>> >> >Murray
>>
>>
>>Murray
>>
>>......................................................................
>>Murray Altheim                  <http://kmi.open.ac.uk/people/murray/>
>>Knowledge Media Institute
>>The Open University, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK7 6AA, UK
>>
>>      In the evening
>>      The rice leaves in the garden
>>      Rustle in the autumn wind
>>      That blows through my reed hut.  -- Minamoto no Tsunenobu
>
>
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