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SubjectRE: Tux2 - evil patents sighted

That said, I would refer anyone interested in 'prior art' in patents to
especially the brief discussion on what 'prior art' is to the patent office.
Also, for those who believe that similar concepts will void patents, I would
suggest a search of the IP literature on the topic of 'narrowly defined.'

As to whether or not Network Appliance's patents would hold up in court, I
offer two contradictory opinions:

Factoid: 90% of all patents are never challenged, while 80% of those that
are are overturned.


"Going into court is throwing the dice."

I will defer discussion of the 'evil' of patent law to some more appropriate

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