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Daniel Phillips wrote:
>
> "Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
> >
> > > "Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The patent attorneys at Malinkrodt received the materials Daniel sent
> > > > yesterday on the Tux 2 patents via courier and are working on the
> > > > analysis. They said they would have something for us to post on LKML
> > > > next week.
> > >
> > > I'll calm down and work on my magicpoint slides for now.
> >
> > I think you are ok based on our preliminary review, but the patent lawyers
> > will go down each claim granted by the USPTO in related patents, and
> > analyze them relative to your proposed methods.
>
> And if my method is OK, then is there a reason why we should not apply
> for a "white hat" patent with a GPL-compatible licence? And if my
> method is not only OK, but superior in every way, then aren't we
> winning?

Once you use the technique and it's documented as clear by a patent
lawyer, it will be
safe for you to use forever, particularly if it's in the public domain.
This is
winning....

Jeff



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