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 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Patent Rights
 Date:  Mon, 8 Nov 2004 23:16:42 -0600
Aint that the truth...

Tom Johnson
802DSL.COM

for President=1789 to 2004; step=4; val 'promises kept' = 0; next President; 
print "More lies...."
( If you steal or edit my tagline, please give me credit - I may run for 
office someday... Thanks )

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dave Warren" <maillist at devilsplayground dot net>
To: "Fig" <figmail at comcast dot net>
Cc: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 8:47 PM
Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] Patent Rights


> 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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