merlijn.sebrechts at gmail.com
Wed Nov 22 15:56:32 UTC 2017
The United States Patent Office has an online filing system where you can
submit prior art. <https://patents.meta.stackexchange.com/a/107>
I can help search for prior art, but I have no idea what's actually
required to be valid prior art. The patent application is very dense, and
it's not clear to me what they are claiming. Strangely, TOSCA is referred
to in the patent itself, even though that seems like prior art to me.. Is
anyone in Canonical more familiar with this?
2017-11-15 8:39 GMT+01:00 Mark Shuttleworth <mark at ubuntu.com>:
> On 11/13/2017 09:34 AM, Merlijn Sebrechts wrote:
> > Just got a scholar alert for three patents that seem to be describing
> > Juju/TOSCA.
> > - "TOPOLOGY BASED MANAGEMENT WITH STAGE AND VERSION
> > POLICIES": http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2017/0302532.html
> > - "TOPOLOGY BASED MANAGEMENT WITH COMPLIANCE
> > POLICIES": http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2017/0302531.html
> > - TOPOLOGY BASED MANAGEMENT OF SECOND DAY OPERATIONS":
> > http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2017/0302537.html
> > These were filed in 2014 by HPE. Even with a grace period of one year,
> > it's still more than a year after the first release of Juju and TOSCA.
> > Is Canonical interested in fighting this?
> Juju is covered by the Open Invention Network, so I wouldn't expect any
> problems from HPE in this regard. If it's straightforward to notify the
> patent office of prior art, then I'd be happy to facilitate that.
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