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   Re: [xml-dev] Patents, schmatents (was: hi)

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Anyone remember BountyQuest?


Bob Wyman <bob@wyman.us> wrote:

> 2. Virtually no one takes advantage of the 60 day window after
> a patent application is published to challenge the patent by
> submitting prior art. If we were rational, what we'd have is people
> posting notes about suspect new patent applications the moment they
> are published and then discussion of prior art on lists like this one.
> (Immediately, hundreds of "ignorance is bliss" types said: "Oh, No!".)
> Nonetheless, the public review period is there but is virtually
> ignored.


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