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SubjectRe: Tux 2 patents
Marty Fouts wrote:
>> IANAL, but I believe that once you've implemented a method in a released
> product, you have only one year to file the patents for it. If you don't
> file patents for it within this time period, it becomes public domain. I
> think it would be possible to invalidate their patents, but I don't think
> it would be possible to get your own patent on it after the fact and refuse
> to let them use it.

No, that was never under consideration (I guess I just don't have the
right mindset for this:) I'm looking at the ways in which the phase
tree algorithm is superior to what they're doing. And actually, I'm not
worried about NetApp, I'm worried about Sauron^H^H^H^H^H^H Bill.

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