Subject: Re: GIF/LZW patent
From: Michael Bernstein <>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:12:05 -0700

On Thu, 2006-09-28 at 15:15 +0900, wrote:
> Yes, you can negotiate for the whole thing.  But it's hard to break up
> into parts.  Patents, on the other hand, naturally come piecemeal. 

Really? How do I license only one claim from a patent?

Perhaps that steps too close to asking for legal advice. Let's try this
version of the question instead:

How widespread is the practice of licensing only a subset of a patent's

- Michael R. Bernstein