OASIS Web Services Composite Application Framework (WS-CAF) TC

This TC operates under the Legacy IPR Policy.

Statement concerning possible Intellectual Property Rights, submitted to OASIS 9 December 2003
From: Guy Pardon guy@atomikos.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 9:53 AM
To: ws-caf@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: [ws-caf] Patent Issue(s)

Hi all,
As a TC member it is my duty to report that there exists a US patent
(US patent application 09/682,969 -- finally approved about two months
ago) concerning composite systems and an additional European application
being in process.
This patent is probably relevant to the CAF specs (and most likely to BTP as well).
Basically, the patent is an extension of the Composite Systems VLDB paper we (Gustavo Alonso and I) had at VLDB2000. Best, Guy

From: Guy Pardon guy@atomikos.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003 7:40 AM
To: * * *
Cc: * * * ws-caf@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [ws-caf] Patent Issue(s)

Hi everyone,
The VLDB paper is attached. It describes composite systems in the CheeTah
prototype (which served as the provisional application for the US patent).
Concerning WS-CAF, I think there may be some overlapping with the LRA model
described in the TXM spec. It was not my intention to raise panic and 'warn'
anybody, rather just to point out that the patent exists (which is, I
believe, required on behalf of TC members).

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From: Guy Pardon guy@atomikos.com
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 19:32
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Cc: * * * ws-caf@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: Re: [ws-caf] Patent Issue(s)

FYI, here is the patent application's description