[music-dsp] Fwd: Re: Lake Technology Intellectual Property
torger at ludd.luth.se
Thu Mar 15 02:32:55 EST 2001
On Wednesday 14 March 2001 11:15, you wrote:
> I respect what you're up to, but why ever did you antagonize them and draw
> attention to yourself in the first place?
All I can say is that it was a great mistake, and I have apologised. I dare
to say that it is clear that I have never infringed their patent with my
software. Their patent is about something else, covering non-uniform
partitioning and hybrid filtering. That my algorithm was used and published
several years before they filed the patent, and that the information is very
easy to find, makes it even more clear.
I do not know how a patent is designed and how to read it. If you read the
claims in their patent straight away as a layman, you see that they claim
ordinary time-domain filters in their fourth claim, and that surely is not
what they are after. I do not think I have the ability to analyse patents,
thus checking that my algorithm was used and well known well before the
patent was filed, is much easier than to try to understand what the patent
actually covers. A patent is not allowed to cover prior art, and I don't
think it is, so it is as clear as it can be.
Lake has shown to be reasonable, and I both think and hope that there will be
no more problems from here. I have not heard from them yet though.
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