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Professor Hollaar's Amicus Brief in Bilski

Sep 22, 2009, 19:35 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"If that name sounds familiar, it should. Yes, this is the same Professor Hollaar that Alexander Terekhov and Daniel Wallace so often have quoted and linked to in their anti-GPL campaign here and elsewhere on the Internet. And digging a bit, I find a connection between Hollaar and Senator Orrin Hatch, whose son is one of the attorneys representing SCO, and between Hollaar and Caldera back in the days when it was suing Microsoft. Knock me over with a feather. It's a small, small SCO world. And I detect a Psystar shadow, too.

"His brief says this is his interest in the Bilski case, while also giving some details about his background:

"...His bio says he began teaching at the University of Utah beginning in 1984, teaching computer science, and inexplicably to me, computer law. By that I mean, I am puzzled about someone who is not an attorney being asked to teach any kind of law. Maybe patent law, since he is a patent agent and a technical expert in that area of law. Well, who am I to tell Utah what to do? But doesn't this comment of his from some years ago look like legal advice about US Copyright Law to you? I think it might lead a reader to at least think he was a lawyer. And there is no disclaimer or even a profile to let you know he's not a lawyer, not that I could find. I may not be the only person confused into thinking he was an attorney."

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