That giant sucking sound you hear...
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 1 May 100 20:24:15 -0700
Subject: That giant sucking sound you hear...
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From: t byfield
...is the USPTO imploding:
May 1, 2000
Product Designed to Ease Patent Process Wins Patent
By SABRA CHARTRAND
Patents that cover methods of doing business may be
controversial, but perhaps only one patent is genuinely
redundant. A Dallas company has won a patent for a method of
applying for a patent.
The company, Kernel Creations Ltd., says this is the first
time the patent and trademark agency has awarded a patent
for a technology for preparing a patent application. And it
says that inventors have already been awarded patents based
on applications prepared by use of the software.
© 2000 Peter Langston