[linux-elitists] MP3 patents

Aaron T Porter atporter@primate.net
Tue Sep 4 17:49:39 PDT 2001


On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 05:42:44PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
 
> > I'd appreciate a link to this license grant. One does not need to show
> > a pattern of enforcement in patents, unlike copyright or trademark
> > infringements, so an implied license or lack of enforcement up to this
> > point probably doesn't do us much good.
> 
> It's been too long since my classes in business law, so I can't recall
> clearly:  Can you actually lose US copyright by not opposing infringers?
> I'm not finding that in 17 USC.

	I think you can only loose your *trademark* by not oppsing
infringers, not copyright or patent.



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