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Re: Microsoft patent


On Sat, 2004-06-12 at 16:57, Robert Dewar wrote:
> Remember that only the actual Claims are really relevant. If the
> claims are written too broadly, then it is easy to establish
> prior art.

You mean "easy" as

1/ at least a few years of procedure
2/ millions of dollars of legal cost
3/ you and your users scared by threatening legal letters
4/ repeat for all countries in the world

"easy" is not a word I would use in the context of sotware patents.

Laurent



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