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Re: German Panorama Patent ???? Topexpert GmbH ???

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  • Erik Krause
    ... No, they don t. The patent was rejected. What they have is a Gebrauchsmuster , which is something different: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utility_model
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      Am 20.07.2013 19:54, schrieb texas360dave:
      > This information comes from WWP Yahoo list
      > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wwp/messages
      >
      > Seems a German Company Topexpert GmbH has a panorama patent
      >
      > http://www.heise.de/foto/meldung/Post-von-Patentanwaelten-wegen-Panoramas-im-Internet-1919870.html

      No, they don't. The patent was rejected. What they have is a
      "Gebrauchsmuster", which is something different:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utility_model

      And this one is illegal: "In Germany a utility model is considered to be
      new if it does not form part of the state of the art. The state of the
      art comprises any knowledge made available to the public by means of a
      written description or by use within Germany before the date relevant
      for the priority of the application."

      Also the Topexpert GmbH only want's to sell licenses, which indicates
      that they know they can't enforce it legally. It's mere patent trolling,
      nothing more.

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      Erik Krause
      http://www.erik-krause.de
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