This charter is written in accordance with the W3C Patent Policy, section 7.4.2 (PAG Charter Requirements).
The REX Patent Advisory Group (REX PAG) is a Patent Advisory Group as defined by the W3C Patent Policy (PP).
The mission of this Patent Advisory Group is to study issues and propose solutions related to the patent disclosures from France Telecom concerning the Remote Events for XML (REX) 1.0 specification
This PAG is triggered by condition in
Section 7.1 (PAG
Formation) of the Patent Policy, which states that a PAG is
triggered in the event
a patent has been disclosed that may be
essential, but is not available under W3C
Royalty-Free licensing requirements. Currently, this is the
case for the following patent claims received by the SVG Working Group and the
Web API Working
|Patent for Remote Events for XML (REX) 1.0||essential
|Issued patent '765633' (AU) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-18|
|Issued patent 'ZL98807034.0' (CN) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-15|
|Issued patent '2765983' (FR) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-8|
|Issued patent '10-0574755' (KR) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-14|
|Issued patent '6 911 982' (US) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-22|
|Laid-open/published patent application #98938735.2 filed on 07/10/1998 (EP) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-8|
|Laid-open/published patent application #06001979.1 filed on 07/10/1998 (EP) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-12|
|Laid-open/published patent application #133790 filed on 07/10/1998 (IL) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-22|
|Laid-open/published patent application #2000-502,637 filed on 07/10/1998 (JP) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-8|
|Laid-open/published patent application #2004-360540 filed on 07/10/1998 (JP) excluded by France Telecom for WebAPI & SVG||essential||1-16|
The REX PAG has the scope to:
If necessary, this might involve a request for an analysis of the claims by a W3C patent counsel. Such a request would require sufficient funds for this purpose are made available via the Web Legal Support Fund. Legal analysis will only begin once there is sufficient commitment of additional funds to support the work.
The REX PAG starts with it announcement to the Advisory Committee. The end date of the charter is 30 June 2007. The PAG may end sooner if issues are resolved; W3C may also choose to extend it in the case issues are not resolved by the scheduled end date.
In accordance with section 7.3 of the W3C Patent Policy, this PAG is composed of:
Advisory Committee Representatives are required to register for the PAG; information about how to register is available on the REX PAG home page. An Advisory Committee Representative who is unable to participate should designate an alternate. Each Advisory Committee Representative may also designate a second individual (usually legal counsel) to participate in the PAG.
REX PAG participation (attending meetings, following the mailing list) is expected to consume half a day per week.
The PAG will use a Member-only archived mailing list <firstname.lastname@example.org> for its primary communications, including discussions and meeting announcements.
The interested public will communicate with the REX PAG using the publicly archived mailing list <email@example.com>.
The REX Patent Advisory Group has a home page (Member-only) that records the history of the group, provides access to the archives, meeting minutes, updated schedule of deliverables, membership list, and relevant documents and resources. The page will be maintained by the W3C Team contact in collaboration with the Chair.
The PAG will primarily work via teleconferences.
PAG teleconference will be held on demand of the PAG chair or one PAG member up to a maximum of one teleconference every week.
Participation in meetings (distributed or face-to-face) is limited to the participants described in Section 7.3 of the Patent Policy and to individuals invited at the discretion of the Chair to specific meetings.
As described in Section 7.3 of the Patent Policy, the team participants in the REX PAG will be: