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   RE: (RE: [xml-dev] Patents)

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I agree that it is good to show your son what you do for a living, but in 
this case, it was done at the taxpayer's expense.  Maybe there is a 
precedence to be set against filing frivolous patent claims?  Maybe a suit 
should be filed? Maybe this is a defense against the business process cases 
that seem to have no merit?


-----Original Message-----
From:	Manos Batsis [SMTP:m.batsis@bsnet.gr]
Sent:	Friday, April 19, 2002 9:04 AM
To:	Elliotte Rusty Harold
Cc:	xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject:	OT: (RE: [xml-dev] Patents)

> From: Elliotte Rusty Harold [mailto:elharo@metalab.unc.edu]

> At 3:29 PM -0700 4/18/02, Ronald Bourret wrote:
> >I'm not sure that teaching your kid to patent how to play is
> a valuable
> >lesson. A valuable lesson would have been teaching the kid
> to share his
> >invention with all the other kids in the playground. Maybe Corporate
> >America could learn that lesson, too.
> >
> I think the lesson here was just showing the kid what Daddy does at
> the office. That seems perfectly reasonable to me.

HA! I hate it but the above sounds reasonable to me too... When they ask
me what I do for a living, I usually have to say something like "You
know... Computer stuff".



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