Albion Fitzgerald - 27 Aug 1997 08:28:21 -0400

Draft "DRP" submission possible patent infringement

Relating to W3C staff comments on DRP submission

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From: Albion Fitzgerald <albion@novadigm.com>
To: "'timbl@w3.org'" <timbl@w3.org>
Subject: Draft "DRP" submission possible patent infringement
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 08:28:21 -0400
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Dear Tim,

I think you should know that based on the description provided by your
web site and in their press release, aspects of Marimba's 'Distribution
and Replication Protocol' (DRP) submission if implemented may be in
violation of our patent. Since this matter is currently part of a patent
infringement lawsuit filed against Marimba in March, we would ask that
the W3C defer consideration of the submission until this dispute is

The enclosed release will explain our position. I would welcome an
opportunity to discuss the issue with you further at your convenience.

Albion Fitzgerald
Chairman & CEO
Novadigm, Inc.
+1.201.512.1001 (fax)


Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director
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