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Re: Software Patents


From: Lee Hollaar
Subject: Re: Software Patents
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 12:08:29 -0600 (MDT)

In article <address@hidden> rjack <address@hidden> writes:
>Many "software-based inventions" are used in industrial control
>processes today. With today's fantastic analog IC circuit density
>available, an enormous number of very precise mathmatical functions can
>be emulated without even mentioning a digital circuit. Virtually all
>process control digital computers use A/D and D/A for I/O.
>
>How about some nice "analog based inventions" that never even mention
>"digital" or "software" that emulate exactly the processes of many
>"software based inventions"?

Not surprisingly, it would depend on how they were claimed if one
is looking at literal infringement, and whether they are equivalent
but not foreseeable at the time of the application when looking at
non-literal infringement.


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