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A Patent on Continuations?
Peter J. Wasilko, Esq. wrote:
> Given the Patent and Trademark Office's tendency to miss prior art
> in the CS disciplines and to issue overly broad patents, this list
> should be *very* concerned if there really is a patent on continuations
> in the pipeline.
So what do we do? Surely there is no difficulty demonstrating that
the prior art does exist (going back to Landin's paper for
continuations itself, or to the recent spate of publications on
continuations for Web programming) by pointing to any number of actual
published conference papers. Do you think an organization such as the
ACM or IEEE, which holds copyright on some of those papers, should get