[Geowanking] Re: Quova patent IP geolocation methods
anselm at hook.org
Thu Jan 29 10:24:51 PST 2004
xybernaut also has made claims in this area too i've heard.
On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Nigel Wetters wrote:
> >>> David Cantrell <david at cantrell.org.uk> 01/29/04 4:38 PM >>>
> > It doesn't say when they applied for it. The work I did while at the
> > BBC, and later on my own, might count as prior art, but was never
> It was filed on 3 April 2001. Were you working on IP geolocation before
> > I don't speak lawyerese.
> Nor do I, so my opinions aren't particularly worthwhile. However, the
> press release from Quova is pretty scary:
> '[the patent] validates 135 specific claims, including many algorithms,
> processes and system components that are unique to Quova's approach and
> some core ideas that are central to the concept of IP geolocation.'
> The patent itself certainly mentions whois records and Claim 1 of the
> patent seems to cover a wide area. Is there any place I can get free
> legal advice on this, or is that unrealistic?
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