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   Re: [xml-dev] Another Microsoft XML patent

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* Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com> [2005-06-07 10:22]:
> James Fuller wrote:
> >The patent application process becomes an effective barier to
> >entry for the small innovators that they tout as the little guy
> >that the patent office serves to protect.
> Does the UK rationale imply protecting the little guy?  Neat, can you 
> post a link?  In the US, for example, the Constitution just says
> "To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for 
> limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their 
> espective writings and discoveries"

    Sorry, Rich. I wrote that. Whenever I hear a defense of the
    patent system I hear about the little guy, in anecdotes.

Alan Gutierrez - alan@engrm.com
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