[ODE] Quickstep and patents

Vrej Melkonian vmelkon at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 7 16:09:01 MST 2007

Why do you need to go to court?
In my country, there are no software patents so it's
not an issue for me. I'm not making a commercial
software with ODE either.

--- metanet software <metanet_gda4 at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> hi,
> ODE may have existed, but did the quickstep solver?
> Anyway, prior art is moot regardless since the
> patents exist. In my case there's also lots of prior
> art, but prior art is only going to help if I can
> afford to go to court, which I can't.
> I was more trying to get a feel for how Ageia are
> conducting themselves with these patents -- since
> there have been many high-profile users (STALKER,
> Call of Juarez, Bloodrayne 2) I wanted to know if
> they'd been forced to pay any sort of
> licensing/blackmail behind the scenes for using ODE,
> since they're clearly using the quickstep solver. If
> they were left alone, I'll feel better as chances
> are we will be too.
> raigan

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