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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Martin Dickopp
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Fri, 07 May 2004 20:07:55 +0200
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John Hasler <> writes:

> Martin writes:
>> If you want to ensure that your idea stays free, just publish it
>> instead of patenting it and then contributing it to some kind of
>> pool.
> This would work fine if the patent system worked as designed.
> Unfortunately, there is a very high probabilty that the examiners will
> miss published prior art.  The only prior art they rarely miss and
> almost always honor is pre-existing patents.

Yes, I see the problem.  Well, at least the published prior art could be
used as a defence when the patent is actually used against you.

> One possible approach is to prosecute the patent until it issues and
> then abandon it without paying all the fees.  This puts it both in the
> public domain and in the patent office records.

Interesting idea.


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