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


By "facility" do you mean Google and other search engines?  The 
site:oasis-open.org search term comes to mind.


On 15-Mar-05 10:57, Rich Thompson wrote:

> The secondary issue which seems to have taken over the thread relates to 
> preventing patents from being issued; in particular, helping provide 
> searchable prior art for patent examiners. I don't see how providing 
> such a facility falls within the scope of the OASIS consortium. There 
> may be communities that participate in OASIS efforts that would find 
> such a facility valuable, but would not the facility (and all the issues 
> with defining and managing it) more naturally fall within one or more of 
> those communities?
> Rich Thompson

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