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Re: [ontolog-forum] [ubl] Scope of SAP patents related to UBL and ebXML

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From: "Peter Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 09:19:58 -0800
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Forwarding exchange between Claus von Riegen (Director Technology
Standards, Global Partner and Ecosystem Group, SAP AG) and Jon Bosak
(Chair, OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC) below ...    (01)

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From:  <jon.bosak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Dec 11, 2007 8:29 AM
Subject: [ubl] Re: Scope of SAP patents related to UBL and ebXML
To: claus.von.riegen@xxxxxxx
Cc: eduardo.gutentag@xxxxxxx, jamie.clark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
ubl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (02)

Dear Claus,    (03)

Again, I thank you very much for your reply and clarification:    (04)

   http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/200712/msg00013.html    (05)

I interpret your latest response as stating that to the extent SAP
or Dr. Gunther Stuhec hold any interests in patents or patent
rights purporting to claim technology relating to the work of
OASIS and UN/CEFACT in constructing UBL and ebXML, such patents
and patent rights are either licensed to all implementers on a
royalty-free basis or their enforcement has been waived by the
both of you.  Again, as we would with any other party, the UBL TC
will materially rely on these representations as work proceeds.
If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, or if
anything has been misinterpreted to any degree, please notify me
immediately in writing.    (06)

Best Regards,    (07)

Jon Bosak    (08)

Jon Bosak, Distinguished Engineer, Corporate Standards
Office of Global Government Strategy, Sun Microsystems
  Chair, OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC
      Member, INCITS V1 and ISO/IEC JTC1 SC34
jon.bosak@xxxxxxx         http://www.sun.com/standards
======================================================    (09)

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From:  <jon.bosak@xxxxxxx>
Date: Dec 11, 2007 8:15 AM
Subject: [ubl] Re: Scope of SAP patents related to UBL and ebXML
To: ubl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: claus.von.riegen@xxxxxxx, eduardo.gutentag@xxxxxxx,
jamie.clark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (010)

Reply from Claus von Riegen of SAP to my message of 26 November.
For previous correspondence on this question, see    (011)

   http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/ubl/200711/msg00027.html    (012)

Response follows separately.    (013)

Jon    (014)

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Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2007 23:02:32 +0100
From: "von Riegen, Claus" <claus.von.riegen@xxxxxxx>
Subject: AW: Scope of SAP patents related to UBL and ebXML
To: jon.bosak@xxxxxxx
Cc: eduardo.gutentag@xxxxxxx, jamie.clark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
        ubl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx    (016)

Dear Jon,    (017)

Thanks for forwarding my reply.    (018)

Your interpretation is correct as far as the participation and
licensing obligations are concerned that SAP incurs through
participation in UN/CEFACT Permanent Groups. What I have not
stated, but what is certainly also true, is that SAP incurs
participation and licensing obligations for those OASIS Technical
Committees in which it participates. Thus, as far as the
specifications are concerned that have been published by such
UN/CEFACT Permanent Groups and such OASIS Technical Committees,
SAP - as every other participant - is simply bound to the
respective IPR policies and has voluntarily decided to either
waive it rights to enforce intellectual property rights or to
license them on a royalty-free basis.    (019)

I hope that this helps. If there are still questions remaining,
I'd suggest that we set up a phone call to discuss.    (020)

Best regards,
Claus von Riegen    (021)

Claus von Riegen
Director Technology Standards
Global Partner and Ecosystem Group
Dietmar-Hopp-Allee 16
69190 Walldorf, Germany
T +49 6227 7-42589
F +49 6227 78-19953
M +49 160 8896870
www.sap.com    (022)

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