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

James Washer washer at trlp.com
Mon Feb 21 03:49:36 UTC 2005


Just traded emails again. Their CEO says they are aware of MIC-E, but that their product is somehow different, and she promises to have an engineer contact me. I'm amazed that it has gone this far. 

As always, I keep the list informed

 - jim

On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 16:34:33 -0800
James Washer <washer at trlp.com> wrote:

> 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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