Re: [OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent
I was at a little angel-investor event late last year, there were 4 startups presenting to a dozen or so potential angels [I was one of the startups] and the other three startups all made a big deal about how they either had already launched their patent applications or had advice from one of the best patent attorneys in the biz about their stuff being patentable. Felt kind of left out. My former company Open Text sold Microsoft a bunch of software back in the early nineties to index the fulltext of the US patent database. About 50Gb at that time. When we were getting this thing going, I amused myself by going and poking around software patents in the area of full-text search and retrieval (Open Text's business then). Sickening. Folks, it's really bad out there. It is very unlikely that any entrepreneur who wants to build and sell software can avoid infringing a couple of dozen horse-[expletive deleted] US patents. Einstein used to be a patent inspector in Switzerland. Clearly the US office maintains a lower standard. -T. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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