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icon5.gif  Patent infringement [message #1733398] Fri, 27 May 2016 09:09 Go to next message
Owen Zhang is currently offline Owen ZhangFriend
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I am Owen from XMind, an Eclipse RCP mind mapping software which won the best Eclipse RCP application 2008.

We received a lawyer's letter from MSF saying XMind infringe the US patent No. 6166736 (See attached) owned by TheBrain Technologies LP. The patent talks about the drag-and-drop functions of tabs and window frames, which is, in fact, a function of Eclipse. You can find it in eclipse's codes and help documents. Every application based on Eclipse Platform even Eclipse itself uses it.

Do you think All Eclipse RCP software infringes the US patent No. 6166736?

Re: Patent infringement [message #1733451 is a reply to message #1733398] Fri, 27 May 2016 15:54 Go to previous message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric RizzoFriend
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I would contact the legal department at the Foundation directly. Try starting with an email to license (at) eclipse.org
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