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4/19/2002 9:44:20 AM, "Timothy A. Shear" <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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?
Parody is recognized as legitimate "free speech" under US law/interpretation of the
Constitution, and this probably falls in under that category quite easily. My take is
that Daddy was making a point both to his son about how the process works, and to the
PTO about how the process fails to work. Most successful children's books/movies/etc.
appeal to kids at one level and adults at various other levels, and this seems like a
brilliant use of that design pattern :~)