[time-nuts] Patents was: Re: Phase Noise of 74AC gates
ch at murgatroid.com
Sat Feb 20 22:49:38 UTC 2010
On 2/20/2010 11:43 AM, Jim Lux wrote:
> His comment was that once the patent issues, nobody can duplicate (legally)
> what you describe in your disclosure (assuming the claims were written to
> cover it), so why be coy and vague.
I think that's generally good advice.
But sometimes it is difficult, expensive or even impossible to detect
In this case you may not want to file (i.e. keep it a trade secret) or
be somewhat vague in the disclosure.
I'm not defending the practice, but this is a factor.
It certainly hasn't helped the system that you no longer have to
demonstrate the invention first in most categories.
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