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Subject: Re: [boost] Conflict with patent
From: John Reid (j.reid_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-22 13:33:46

Darryl Green wrote:
> 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
> mentioning this

How can wilfull infringement be shown, if no one knows you were of the

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