[WG-InfoSharing] Stupid "Consent" Patent

Domenico Rotondi d.rotondi at computer.org
Tue Mar 5 14:17:58 UTC 2019

On 5 Mar 2019 at 5:22, Nat Sakimura wrote:
Hi all,
I'm not a lawyer but I think that the US Patent Office has created a "cul de sac" 

Indeed, all companies dealing with EU citizens personal data must (must) comply 
with GDPR and explicitly ask for consent; but, on the other hand, to be compliant 
companies must pay fees to a private (US) company!

This seems to me completely illegal. I think the question must be reported to the EU 
Commission offices to activate due actions.

I have not read it yet, but there should be plenty of prior art to deny the patent. 

On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 4:55 AM Mark at OC-2 <mark at openconsent.com > wrote:
    Hi CISG’ers, 

    Came across this article


    Where consent opt in - is patented - and I wondering what people think about 

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Nat Sakimura (=nat) 
Chairman, OpenID Foundation
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