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Oliver Jones oliver@d...
Sun Apr 10 23:40:13 NZST 2005

On Sun, 2005-04-10 at 23:17 +1200, Lindsay wrote:
> Patents
> The only way to fight back against these software patent advocates is to
> think up idea's, get together with friends and supporters and patent all
> your idea's.   That way, when these multinational rat-bags go to patent
> an idea - you've already done it.
> Its cheaper to patent things than it is to object to the patents.  So
> why not.  Get a good patent lawyer and hoe into it.

Not feasible unless you have buckets of money and nothing else to spend
it on.  Which is why no one patents anything unless they A) actually
have a decent idea and want to market it or B) are a large company with
buckets of money and nothing better to spend it on.

A better idea is to create a database of prior art.  That way you
invalidate both past and future stupid patents.

                   Oliver Jones » Roving Code Warrior
   oliver@d... » +64 (21) 41 2238 » 

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