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...?"