Re: [PanoToolsNG] ivrpa patent fund
You have obviously spent a lot of time pouring over this patent, which
is appreciated. You have your interpretation but as you can see from
discussions here (not just with me) those interpretations are anything
but certain no matter how sure you may be of them yourself. None of us
are patent lawyers, although David clearly has the most real world
experience with patents. Personally, I'm more willing to go with the
studied opinion of well respected patent lawyers than anyone here,
including my own.
You continually suggest better, cheaper solutions like an informative
website and a form letter from a lawyer. All this has been thoroughly
evaluated and often tested, such as the lawyer letter. It doesn't work
nearly as well as you think or as we hoped. No matter how reasonable,
logical or obvious the alternatives may seem, the real world experience
demonstrates that. One reason it took so long getting to this point was
because of our due diligence exploring the alternatives.
You still seem to think we are making some uninformed knee jerk
decisions without considering alternatives. I hoped my and other's
contributions would have demonstrated the contrary. I'm sorry it hasn't,
but I'm getting the impression there may be nothing that can convince
you otherwise. Is that correct?
Regarding the single fisheye video surveillance, you are probably right.
It apparently was two fisheyes and mentioned as an application so it may
not have much applicability to the iPix patent I was thinking of. (It
has been nearly a year since I read this through myself.)
In the end, arguing the merits of the patent is counter productive. It
is how the patent is being used and the effect that is having and will
continue to have on our industry and incomes that matter. That is why it
needs to be dealt with.
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Henry mentioned he hasn't heard from Handal in a little while after just a token effort disputing his claims
And I was thinking the letter from one of IVRPA's attorneys working on this might provide a little comfort to our customers, the ones being being theatened, being from an....attorney with a different view
You guys are playing for the long game, but there's a short game too
Like keeping customers and getting more business
--- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Scott Witte <scottw@...> wrote:
> That is what Henry tried. It makes no difference, certainly not to Handal.
> On 5/5/2011 1:55 PM, djaurand wrote:
> > My thinking was to have a trial attorney look at the infringement
> > claims made in the Hotel Mella letter, consult with an IP attorney,
> > and produce a response letter for any of Handals future cease & desist
> > letters
> Scott Witte
> Member, IVRPA
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