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Subject: RE: [chairs] Of un-patents and un-inventions

"David Webber (XML)" <david@drrw.info> wrote on Sun, March 13, 2005
10:02 pm

> Since the USPTO does not seem to ever read public specifications
> or open sourced licensed components - this would also give the
> USPTO a convenient means to check the un-invention 
> registry on Kavi before taking the stupid step of issue one of 
> their own software invention licenses.

I think a suitably indexed repository of standards-body developed prior
art as a reference tool for patent examiners, lawyers and judges is an
excellent suggestion.

John Messing
American Bar Association Representative to OASIS
Steering Committee member, LegalXML-OASIS

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