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Bullard, Claude L (Len) scripsit:

> That is what some are trying to work out.  One common approach is to
> ensure that each document in the process covers the contingencies 
> for the next step.  For example, the workshop is a little dangerous 
> if any of the presenters provide information which taints further 
> work.  In an RFP, one details all obligations for submission including 
> for example, recognition that the submitting the material obligates 
> the submittor to the IP policies of the organization posting the 
> RFP.  

The trouble is that (especially with patents) there may be submarines
which neither RFP creator nor proposer is aware of.  Your only defense
against this is general anti-patent insurance.

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