SVG Working Group Patent Disclosures

The following statements are the patent disclosures and license commitments associated with the deliverables of the SVG Working Group (members only) provided by Working Group members as suggested by the W3C Current Patent Practice.

W3C does not take a position regarding the validity or scope of any intellectual property right or other rights that might be claimed to pertain to the implementation or use of the technology, nor the extent to which any license under such rights might or might not be available. Copyright of WG deliverables is vested in the W3C.

Per the 19 July 2001 Process Document,

To disclose patent and IPR claims, individuals must send email to, which is an archived mailing list readable by Members and the Team.

Therefore, when a Member explicitly agrees to have its patent disclosure and IPR claims made public, they are included in this document.

Note: Members of the SVG Working Group are expected to disclose any intellectual property they have in the area. The SVG Working Group operates on a royalty-free basis. The Working Group is thus obliged to produce a specification which relies only on intellectual property available on a royalty-free basis.

As of today, the SVG Working Group participants and the W3C are not aware of any royalty-bearing patents that are essential to implement the deliverables of the SVG Working Group, which includes all versions of the SVG specification and the SVG Mobile Profiles.

Eastman Kodak have disclosed US patent 5459819 and have issued the following statement:

Kodak does not believe it currently has any essential claims that fall within the specification of the Recommendation as currently understood and interpreted by Kodak for implementors of SVG.

Dean Jackson, W3C Team contact for the SVG Working Group

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