Taking into account the "400 Patent" in a Tender Quote

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stalwart
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Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:28 am

Hi all,

Has anyone had a potential client request, as part of a formal tender process, the reassurance that any virtual tour work produced as part of the Tender does not infringe the potential "400 Patent"...?

We've been asked to Tender for a project (as I am sure perhaps a number of other UK-based VT producers have too) wherein the Tender states:

"We would also need reassurance that the product produced takes into account the US patent 6,754,400 legal issues. See ivrpa.org/patent for more details."

This is the first time in 7 years we've seen this commercially explicitly stated in a Tender document.

Surely everyone submitting a Quote based on this Tender statement would be potentially liable to the "400 Patent"...?

Advice greatly appreciated...

cheers
Stu
RobM
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Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:11 am

what a load of cobblers.

"We have taken this '400 patent' claim into account and dismissed it for what it is. Utter rubbish"
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stalwart
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Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:43 pm

RobM wrote:what a load of cobblers.

"We have taken this '400 patent' claim into account and dismissed it for what it is. Utter rubbish"
Hi Rob,

Whilst you and I may believe it to be a load of rubbish, I don't think the potential client will take comfort or reassurance from a reply as simple as "what a load of cobblers".....!!

Stu
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Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Hi Stu,
The IVRPA have spent time battling this, please see here: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic ... wYtaDZ7MxE
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