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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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