Re: libdts patent issue?
Francesco Poli wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Jul 2005 15:10:10 +0200 Arnoud Engelfriet wrote:
> > More like, the expression in .obj is patented, but the expression
> > in .PDF is not. Feel free to publish papers; don't distribute
> > devices that execute the algorithm disclosed in those papers.
> And how is literate programming dealt with?
No one has brought a case to court yet, so I can't say.
If you provide the program loaded into a computer, ready to execute,
then the court may likely hold that you infringe. If you publish
a printed piece of paper with the program's source, then you likely
do not infringe.
Arnoud Engelfriet, Dutch & European patent attorney - Speaking only for myself
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