56777Re: [PanoToolsNG] German Panorama Patent ???? Topexpert GmbH ???
- Jul 20, 2013they haven't a patent. they tried to get one and it was refused. what
they have now is a "protection of utility patents" (in german
they try to "convince" the customers of vr photographers to pay a
license fee as the have registered a virtual tour functionality running
in mobile devices. they are now actively searching websites with virtual
tours which are also running on mobile devices. obviously it's the
business model of these patetn trolls.
such a "gebrauchsmusterschutz" can be easily registered and isn't
examined by the patent authority and generally subject to eventual third
party objection. so it's easy (given the technical history around this
topic) to claim the cancellation of this registration.
for all german speaking list members: there's a group on
panorama-forum.net which is currently collecting cases to get into
action against them
if your customers are getting such letters too, joining this group isn't
a bad idea, i htink.
Am 20.07.13 19:54, schrieb texas360dave:
> This information comes from WWP Yahoo list
> Seems a German Company Topexpert GmbH has a panorama patent
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