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Re: A Patent on Continuations?

Seriously, since they have been used for years and have been
discussed in numerous publications, how could continuations be

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Lewis" <brlewis@alum.mit.edu>
To: "Peter J. Wasilko, Esq." <futurist@cloud9.net>
Cc: <ll1-discuss@ai.mit.edu>
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: A Patent on Continuations?

"Peter J. Wasilko, Esq." <futurist@cloud9.net> writes:

>     Given the Patent and Trademark Office's tendency to miss
prior art
> in the CS disciplines and to issue overly broad patents, this
> should be *very* concerned if there really is a patent on
> in the pipeline.

Should we be very concerned about software patents?  This is an
question.  Most of us seem able to muddle along ignoring them,
yet it's
hard to gauge the exact risks.