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From: Sohail Somani (s.somani_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-09-21 13:32:58

> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Paul A Bristow
> But IF IT HAD, it MIGHT provide 'prior art' to defend against
> the patent,
> for Boost is undoubtedly published in the public domain and
> available for
> everyone to see.
> I hope that Boost will, in future, prevent (or at least
> deter) some of the
> silly software patents that are doing little but enrich some
> members of the
> legal progression.

Apparently, if prior art is discussed during application of the patent,
it is seldom used in invalidating the patent.

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