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 From:  Dave Warren <maillist at devilsplayground dot net>
 To:  Fig <figmail at comcast dot net>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Patent Rights
 Date:  Mon, 08 Nov 2004 19:47:37 -0700
Fig wrote:

>Welcome to the wonderful world of the US system for software patents. It 
>doesn't matter how bleedin' obvious the idea is, just that they file for 
>it. The PTO doesn't even check for prior art anymore, they seem to be 
>leaving bad patent go through to the courts.
>
Sadly the patent office is pay per APPROVED patent.  They have no 
incentive to research prior art or deny patents since it is literally 
money out of their pocket.

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