[Foundation] preliminary patent analysis

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Mon Dec 23 16:59:34 CST 2002


I've completed my brief technical analysis of Jabber in relation to the
patent. My conclusion is that Jabber technology DOES NOT infringe on this
patent.

http://www.jabber.org/aol-patent/tech-analysis.php

Peter

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Peter Saint-Andre
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On Mon, 23 Dec 2002, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> BTW, I have just completed a preliminary analysis of U.S. Patent 6,499,344
> and I can say that Jabber does NOT infringe on this patent. I'll write a
> more detailed report later today. IANAL and we still need to seek out a
> professional opinion in this matter, but I think the Jabber community can
> rest easy about the threat of this patent.
> 
> What has me worried is that there may be other patents pending, and that
> Jabber might be construed as infringing upon those. Further research will
> be required.
> 
> Peter
> 
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