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Re: [DotGNU]On Fighting patents

From: TonStanco
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]On Fighting patents
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 20:47:37 EDT

>  > Norbert, but this inventions must be recorded somewhere for the to be
>  > showed on court? I mean, you can pick a dusty diagram from your shell
>  > and use that? 
>  I think it suffices for the "invention" to be "published", and
>  posting a description (in high-level pseudocode or whatever) of
>  the "invention" to one of the mailing lists meets the
>  requirements of publication.
>  I'm copying Tony on this response so that he can correct me if
>  I'm wrong.

Yes. It is better to post it publicly,  instead of keeping it secret, because 
that establishes the claim of prior art. Even specs can be enough in the 
right circumstances. It has to be descriptive enough that someone skilled in 
the art can understand it and create the invention, though. 

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