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Re: RAR under linux: any alternative?

On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 06:06:09PM -0600, Seth Goodman wrote:

> That wouldn't surprise me.  If someone violates your patent and you fail
> to defend it in any meaningful way,  you are considered to have
> abandoned the patent and it becomes effectively void.  Defending it can
> be as simple as sending an infringing party a letter demanding that they
> cease and desist from infringing on the patent.

That's trademark.  Patents are not invalidated by lack of defense.

See, for instance,


My own understanding of this issue comes from Gary Shaw (Assistant Dean,
Touro Law School).
Carl Fink                                         carl@fink.to
If you attempt to fix something that isn't broken, it will be.
        -Bruce Tognazzini

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