Event Photographers: Do you know Peter Wolf?

Started Mar 7, 2006 | Discussions thread
Michael Fryd
Michael Fryd Veteran Member • Posts: 8,675
Re: No fancy electronics need for infringement

Ted Marchut wrote:

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It is also worth noting that he claims far more than sporting
events. In the first paragraph of the Detailed Description of the
Preferred Embodiments, he states:

"The event can comprise any organized event, such as a dance or
graduation ceremony, but is particularly suited for athletic events
such as bicycling, marathon, triathlon, hockey and other organized
sporting events."

I spoke to Mr. Wolf via telephone and he assured me that his patent only covers sporting events. He further assured me that beauty pageants (even those with talent competitions) are NOT sporting events.

Assuming Mr. Wolf is an honorable man, his word should be sufficient.

On the other hand, Mr. Wolf is in a difficult position. There are many web sites out there that existed long before he applied for his patent. He needs to be careful to make sure he excludes pre-existing web sites from his claim. Obviously, it is to Mr. Wolf's benefit to exclude only the sites he needs to exclude, and to include as many sites as possible.

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