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Patent verdict no reason to worry about Linux

Apr 26, 2011, 12:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"If you read the coverage and the various blogs regarding the patent decision, it is clear that 5,893,120, methods and apparatus for information storage and retrieval using a hashing technique with external chaining and on-the-fly removal of expired data, is something that's actually been around for some time, despite being patented by Pace University Associate Professor Richard Nemes in 1999.

"At least, that's what most people with any level of programming knowledge claim--I have to go with that as a claim, since I don't know programming well enough to say otherwise."

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