RE: [OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent
> -----Original Message----- > From: Edward C. Zimmermann [mailto:edz@b...] > Sent: None > I think one needs to understand the rules inspectors are > working under: > The Manual of Patent Examining Procedure: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/index.html see especially Chapter 21 http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/21.txt Even when an inspector finds an appication to be "horse [expletive deleted]", I've been told by several inspectors at US and European agencies, they still issue if the basic formal criteria are met. Today's "true inspectors" are thus the courts so its a battefield for lawyers and not inventors.. I've heard the same. Looks like there's a very nasty combination of bad laws, underfunded agencies, overworked civil servants, and corrupt politicians. So maybe the thing to do would be to write one's Congressional representatives in hopes of actually informing them of what is happening. Very polite handwritten letters probably have the most influence. Or pressure one's government to just say no to patent pressure from the US. It's fun, but this thread is getting pretty remote from XML. Maybe it should migrate to another mailing list? -gregg 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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