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eWeek: Lawyers: Microsoft's FAT Patent Defeat 'Significant'

Oct 04, 2004, 16:30 (3 Talkback[s])
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"How significant is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's initial rejection of Microsoft's FAT (file allocation table) file system patent claims?

"Is it, as a Microsoft representative describes it, 'one step in a long process'? Or has the patent office 'simply confirmed what we already knew for some time now: Microsoft's FAT patent is bogus,' as Dan Ravicher, executive director at PUBPAT (Public Patent Foundation) describes the decision...?"

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