|Bonded Email, Attention Bond Mechanism™, Bid for
Attention, Personal Value Control™,
Email Self-Insurance™, Sender Warranty, Bonded Sender
Program™, Assured Messaging™
We request your participation in discussions pursuant to
formation of a “Patent Pool” of intellectual property
relevant to “economic mechanisms that deter spam or that
demonstrate sender risk and thereby facilitate the delivery
of electronic messages”. Interest parties have a patent,
have filed for patent, or have developed proprietary methods
that could be of commercial interest. A list of invitees
appears on the next page.
Our first meeting is tentatively scheduled for: Sun,
September 11 at
11AM in Boston (place to be determined). Each party will be
limited to two attendees. We suggest an inventor and someone
with a financial interest, such as the assigned party, if
any. Alternatively, you may bring legal counsel.
Public awareness is emerging. Large and small companies
are beginning to value something toward which you may have
contributed. The time has come to offer our IP in a simple
and understandable package.
||Prognosticators have spoken
||– Esther Dyson, Release 1.0
||Academics have validated
||– Marshall Van Alstyne at the FCC
– Barry Nalebuff & Ian Ayres on NPR
||Large companies are awakening
||– Bill Gates in Davos Switzerland
– IronPort and Return Path (Sender Bonded Program™)
Prospective licensees seek a single-entity transaction with
clear pricing and a reduced potential for litigation. These
discussions will lead to the pooling of patents rights for
the purpose of negotiating single entity licensing
agreements with marketers, communications gatekeepers,
infrastructure entities, anti-spam vendors and software
The working group is the core of a
patent alliance, which will:
- Establish a single-receiver entity for setting and
collecting royalties and fees
- Establish terms for sharing revenue in a single IP
license for the various claims of participants and
arbitrate issues between participants
- Facilitate marketing and licensing of patents, patent
applications and important trade secrets
- Enable all parties to market IP in any manner that
enhances the revenue and value of the combined properties
- Prepare the framework for the creation of joint
ventures to promote and educate prospective licensees
The primary goal of the group is to become single-stop
shop for licensing all pertinent IP at once. It is not
required that inventors agree to a uniform implementation.
They are free to pursue proprietary implementations and
outside commercial affiliation. However, these discussions
may lead to the formation of a separate working committee to
develop a joint specification and reference implementation
for an economic bond mechanism, including testing tools and
a program for certifying interoperability.
Legal representation is welcome at the first meeting. But
the delegation from each party is limited to 2 individuals.
Fri, Aug 5
Fri, Aug 19
Sun, Sep 11
- Confirm your attendance.
other parties with an IP stake in these discussions
- Last day for free registration.
- Submit 2 page summary of presentation
(PDF or PowerPoint). Outline
your IP and vision of end-to-end
accountability or payment mechanism.
Plan to speak for 35 minutes . WXGA
projector will be available.
near Boston. Place/directions to be
|Marshall Van Alstyne
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