Subject: Re: [boost] Conflict with patent
From: Darryl Green (darryl.green_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-22 08:58:16
On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 08:32 +0100, John Reid wrote:
> Artyom wrote:
> > 3. If everyone would search full patents list to find out if his idea
> > is patented in US he will spend much more time on searching then coding.
> On a side note, I'd like to point out that even if you do spend the time
> searching the patents list and find some patent that *possibly* covers
> your work, then it is a bad idea to write to a public list describing
> your work and identifying the patent. All these lists are easily
> searchable and your legal position can't be better if it can be shown
> you were aware of the patent.
Maybe. On the other hand, a credible invalidity argument does help in
avoiding willful infringement. In that vein I thought it might be worth
Boost list run by bdawes at acm.org, gregod at cs.rpi.edu, cpdaniel at pacbell.net, john at johnmaddock.co.uk