Re: Another Microsoft XML patent
* Bullard, Claude L (Len) <len.bullard@i...> [2005-06-06 14:23]: > By hooking the means to the end. Use the web to > document and present innovation meriting patents. > Change the legal system and the patenting process > to admit this evidence. Enable an examiner to > open a patent to commentary/inspection by the > community affected by it. > The serious problem of the patent process is > opaqueness of the examination subprocess. It seems a pity that third parties cannot be consulted, when you imagine that you are the third party they would consult. To make research available to the USPTO as a passive resource might be something that is acceptable legally, but then wouldn't we be setting up a battle between PR departments, politicizing the patent approval process? Wouldn't a software monlith aruge effectively along the lines of: We spend x billion a year on research and development. How can you tell us that our application approval pivots on the consesus of a newsgroup. -- Alan Gutierrez - alan@e... - http://engrm.com/blogometer/index.html - http://engrm.com/blogometer/rss.2.0.xml
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