On 7/30/09 at 3:03 PM +0100, Samuel Weiler wrote:
What harms would come from destroying those old records and/or not
collecting such details in the future? And how widespread is the
support for destroying them?
Repeating something I just mentioned to Sam in the hallway (and
IANAL, even though I teach some of this stuff to engineers):
There is some case law that says that if you participate (even
passively) in a standards body in which patent disclosure is
required, and you choose not to disclose your patents, you may lose
your rights to assert the patents. Having a blue sheet with someone's
name on it may be sufficient for a court to find that the person
can't assert. I think that makes the blue sheets worth keeping.
Pete Resnick <http://www.qualcomm.com/~presnick/>
Qualcomm Incorporated - Direct phone: (858)651-4478, Fax: (858)651-1102
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