Subject: Re: Novel anti-software-patent article
From: Brian Bartholomew <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 23:30:11 -0500

Stephen writes:

> I think [the patent office] probably try very hard; but they can't
> afford enough specialists or Edison-level generalists.

How silly would a patent have to be, to make you wonder if they're
using any selectivity at all?  Here's a method for entertaining a cat
with a laser pointer:

Anyone know the percentage of patents denied for other than process
and paperwork reasons?

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Brian Bartholomew - - - Working Version, Cambridge, MA