[linux-elitists] Re: [FoRK] CanyonBridge is giving me an allergy to the phrase "patent pending" (fwd from jm@jmason.org)

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Wed Dec 15 23:20:21 PST 2004

on Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 12:29:31PM +0100, Eugen Leitl (eugen@leitl.org) wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Justin Mason <jm@jmason.org> -----
> From: jm@jmason.org (Justin Mason)
> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 18:39:22 -0800
> To: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
> Cc: FoRK <fork@xent.com>
> Subject: Re: [FoRK] CanyonBridge is giving me an allergy to the phrase "patent
> 	pending" 
> Hash: SHA1
> Gavin Thomas Nicol writes:
> > I have prior art on a lot of that stuff... but that doesn't stop the 
> > patent world from sucking. Last time I checked there were hundreds and 
> > hundreds of patent applications for XML-based technologies. Sometimes I 
> > think I could make a living as a consultant providing testimony in 
> > patent disputes involving XML.

Oddly (or evenly) enough, that's pretty much Greg A's model.  He's a
non-attorney expert-witness in a lot of patent cases.  No love lost on
IBM either.  Met with him some years ago.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    "Charming man," he said. "I wish I had a daughter so I could forbid
    her to marry one ..."
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