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Re: I'm a law student, just joined

OK.  I'll look into it.  I'm a patent novice.  But have professors at my
disposal.  If you have a precise factual issue, it will aid me in focusing
my inquiry.  Thanks, talk to you soon.

Certified Law Student
& Debian GNU/Linux Monk
McGeorge School of Law

On Fri, 26 Feb 1999, J.H.M. Dassen wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 25, 1999 at 19:58:47 -0800, Paul Nathan Puri wrote:
> > I'm a law student and willing to help in any way I can.
> One of the most complex legal issues that free software development may be
> confronted with is software patents (see e.g. http://lpf.ai.mit.edu/),
> especially when dealing with international issues (e.g. If I use (in the
> Netherlands) a program developed in Sweden (where software/algorithms
> reputedly cannot be patented, but which I assume is a signator to WIPO) that
> implements an algorithm that's patented in the US, am I in trouble?) and
> broadness of patents (see mozilla.org's troubles with Wang over a
> videotext-related patent).
> It would be good for Debian to have (semi-)professional legal advice to fall
> back on in these matters.
> Ray
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