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[aprssig] Need some help searching for a patent...

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Mon Feb 21 00:34:33 UTC 2005


I got a response from them just a few minutes ago. Basically, it said their "IP is carefully guarded" and why did I want to know. I responded that as a responsible APRS developer, I wanted to avoid stepping on their patent. I also asked "what is a worldwide provisional patent".

I'll keep the list informed

 - jim

On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 20:02:11 -0500
John Ackermann N8UR <jra at febo.com> wrote:

> James Washer wrote:
> 
> >I wrote them an email, asking for a copy of their patent application. I'll forward whatever I get back from them to aprssig
> >
> > - jim
> >
> 
> As interesting as that would be to see, I strongly doubt they will show you the application.  Patent applications remain secret until the patent issues, and there are a bunch of good reasons why you don't want to let others see your application ahead of the patent issuing.
> 
> 
> So, though I have my doubts about these folks, don't hold refusal to 
> disclose the application (by itself) against them.
> 
> John
> 
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