[linux-elitists] Re: [FoRK] CanyonBridge is giving me an allergy to the phrase "patent pending" (fwd from email@example.com)
Karsten M. Self
Wed Dec 15 23:20:21 PST 2004
on Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 12:29:31PM +0100, Eugen Leitl (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> ----- Forwarded message from Justin Mason <email@example.com> -----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Justin Mason)
> Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 18:39:22 -0800
> To: Gavin Thomas Nicol <email@example.com>
> Cc: FoRK <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: [FoRK] CanyonBridge is giving me an allergy to the phrase "patent
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> 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 <email@example.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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