[A2k] NYT: patents as swords (was: Re: PATNEWS: Apple's new crappy patent on disabling cellphones)
erik.hjalmar.josefsson at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 15:10:44 PDT 2012
In the light of the NYT article:
where it says:
"Today, the patent office routinely approves patents that describe
vague algorithms or business methods, like a software system for
calculating online prices, without patent examiners demanding
specifics about how those calculations occur or how the software
I'd like to re-ask if a regexp like this one be considered prior art?
So far only Seth Johnson has answered: "It is a good question for the
It is important to discuss this, in particular in the US where allegedly
the "Subject Matter ship has sailed" (see Schultz and Urban - A
Defensive Patent License Proposal - Stanford Center for Internet and
Also defensive patents are invalid if there is prior art.
In "Post-Bilski" USA, everybody has to read regexps!
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