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   Re: [xml-dev] Patent Spam (was Re: [xml-dev] US Patent 6,687,897)

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David Megginson <dmeggin@attglobal.net> writes:

> Michael Kay wrote:
> > The US Patent Office is clearly not applying stringent enough criteria.
> > What I would like to know is, is it a conspiracy (protectionism for the
> > US software industry, jobs for the lawyers), or is it just incompetence?
> It's likely overwork.

> It seems unlikely that the staff at the USPTO can do more than give
> each application a cursory glance

A kind of DDoS attack?


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