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ConsortiumInfo: A Glimmer of Hope on the Patent Mess Horizon

Jan 10, 2006, 15:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"An announcement is scheduled to be made by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) today that offers hope for improvement in a patent system that most believe fails to properly serve the software industry in general, and the open source community in particular.

"Elements of the announcement appear in stories by Martin LaMonica at CNET.News.com and by John Markoff at the New York Times Website, and describe three new private sector-PTO initiatives that are intended to help prevent software patents from issuing that have been 'anticipated by prior art...'"

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