W3C

Web Payments Working Group Patent Advisory Group (PAG)

Status

Per the W3C Patent Policy:

In the event a patent has been disclosed that may be essential, but is not available under W3C RF licensing requirements, a Patent Advisory Group (PAG) will be launched to resolve the conflict.

On 27 November 2017 W3C launched this PAG in response to disclosures and exclusions by Visa on 27 October 2017 within the Web Payments Working Group, in accordance with W3C procedures for launching and operating a PAG.

Questions? Please contact Wendy Seltzer.

Previous PAG

See the PAG report from the PAG convened in 2016 in response to Visa Europe claim exclusions.

PAG Resources

PAG Operations

At its 13 December 2017 call, PAG participants resolved that individual meeting records would be Member-only and the final PAG report public. The W3C staff updated the PAG's charter in place based on this resolution.

Disclosures and Excluded Claims

The following information is excerpted from the Web Payments Working Group disclosures page. Note: If a claim was addressed for a specification by the 2016 PAG it is not listed below. However, if the same claim was excluded for a different specification, it is included below.

Payment Request API

Patent for Payment Request APILicensing
Laid-open/published patent application #15/490421 filed on 4/18/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:20-31
Laid-open/published patent application #15/494294 filed on 4/21/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-40
Laid-open/published patent application #15/494306 filed on 4/21/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-40
Laid-open/published patent application #15/494246 filed on 4/21/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-40
Laid-open/published patent application #14/938530 filed on 11/11/2015 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-20
Laid-open/published patent application #14/938530 filed on 11/11/2015 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-20
Laid-open/published patent application #14/988585 filed on 01/15/2016 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-20

Payment Method Identifiers

Patent for Payment Method IdentifiersLicensing
Laid-open/published patent application #15/494294 filed on 4/21/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-40
Laid-open/published patent application #15/494306 filed on 4/21/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-40
Laid-open/published patent application #14/938530 filed on 11/11/2015 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-20
Laid-open/published patent application #14/988585 filed on 01/15/2016 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-20

Payment Handler API

Patent for Payment Handler APILicensing
Laid-open/published patent application #15/494294 filed on 4/21/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-40
Laid-open/published patent application #13/542,443 filed on 07/05/2012 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-7; 9-17; 19-27; 29-30
Laid-open/published patent application #2008268411 filed on 06/24/2008 (AU) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-6; 9-25; 28-30
Laid-open/published patent application #13/358475 filed on 01/25/2012 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-26
Laid-open/published patent application #13/358472 filed on 01/25/2012 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-3; 7-16; 22-25
Issued patent '2008268411' (AU) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-6; 9-25; 28-30
Issued patent '8606700' (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment: 1-26
Laid-open/published patent application #15/490191 filed on 4/18/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-32
Laid-open/published patent application #14/804191 filed on 07/20/2015 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:1-5; 8-12; 15

Web Payments HTTP Messages 1.0

Patent for Web Payments HTTP Messages 1.0Licensing
Laid-open/published patent application #15/494294 filed on 4/21/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-40
Laid-open/published patent application #15/494246 filed on 4/21/2017 (US) Claims excluded from Royalty-Free commitment:21-40

Web Payments HTTP API 1.0

Note: Based on Working Group consensus during TPAC discussion, we anticipate this specification will not advance to Recommendation status and therefore are not addressing exclusions over this specification.


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