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The LibDave method of patent immunity

Jul 07, 2009, 14:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lake)

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"No need for legislation, no need for lawyers. If I were a coder on a, say Linux, project and M$ accused me of using 'patented' code, I would create an negative averment affidavit, something along the lines of:

"I see no evidence that M$ has any patentable code and I do not believe that any exists.

"Sign it and send it to the M$ registered agent (at least one in Washington (I'm not sure if it needs one in each state were it does business)) under notary seal, and give it 3 days to respond/refute."

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