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   Re: [xml-dev] Applying XML to Improve Patent Processes (WAS RE: [xml-dev

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Bullard, Claude L (Len) scripsit:

> Thank you, Bruce.  In the years since the topics of IP and 
> patents first appeared on this list, yours is the first positive 
> and informed response that enables us to understand what 
> steps are being taken to apply technologies of interest 
> to the list members, and to improve the patent processes 
> across national boundaries.   Quite often the responses 
> have been to place all blame on one nation, or to fault 
> the patent process in its most general case by claiming 
> that patents are obsolete and should be done away with. 

As long as the USPTO believes that its purpose is to serve patent
filers rather than the public, it is unlikely that technological
fixes will do anything about the current problem.

Real FORTRAN programmers can program FORTRAN    John Cowan
in any language.  --Allen Brown                 jcowan@reutershealth.com


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