Subject: Re: Examples needed against Soft Patents
From: Seth Johnson <>
Date: Wed, 29 Dec 2004 20:57:00 -0500

"Stephen J. Turnbull" wrote:
> Please note: I support the total abolition of software patents, and
> I'm willing to discuss the merits of abolishing patents, period.  I
> see no way to achieve those goals if we don't treat pro-patent views
> with respect.

Patents were established with all the precepts needed for
excluding software patents.  Patents in general would never have
been considered unless the right distinctions were understood at
the outset.



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