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SubjectRE: Linux stifles innovation...
Oh God.  You're right.  But who's going to patent the patent on the patent?
*ad infinitum*

-----Original Message-----
From: David Woodhouse []On Behalf Of David
Sent: Friday, February 16, 2001 11:26 AM
To: Mark Haney
Cc: James Sutherland; Rik van Riel; Alan Olsen; David D.W. Downey;
Subject: Re: Linux stifles innovation... said:
> Okay, so if we are going to get real stupid about the whole thing, I
> wonder if Microsloth is going to patent the patent?

Filing nuisance patents for obvious stuff which shouldn't ever get granted
is a viable business method and as such is patentable in the US.

After all, what patent officer is going to point out the prior art?



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