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Re: nomarch-1.2 - Problems with RLE patent 4,586,027

On Wed, 2002-05-22 at 16:42, Nick Phillips wrote:
> In order for <stuff someone did> to be considered "prior art", it must be
> published in a public forum. So, unfortunately, proprietary systems that
> are never described in published papers are not "prior art". The reason
> for this is that the patent system was originally designed to encourage
> people to share their (otherwise proprietary) inventions. Now of course,
> it's just another plank in the shafting that is the patent system.

Shucks.  Too bad.  Oh, well.

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