[d@DCC] Federal Identity Program violates patents?
Krishna E. Bera
keb at cyblings.on.ca
Mon Jan 20 02:58:34 EST 2003
Or maybe this is a prelude to a fat govt handout to Ameritech Corporation
(and maybe a few untraceable political donations kicking back).
Which scenario is more likely, given our government's recent history?
Patents are a wonderful wealth extraction tool.
> While I don't believe this patent has any merit (along with most
> patents, and especially any business model or software patents), this type
> of layout appears to be covered under "US Patent no. 5,933,841 entitled
> ``Stuctured Document Browser''".
> Maybe it will be the FIPS folks that will finally talk to the
> Intellectual Property Policy Directorate
> <http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/SSG/ip00001e.html> to get them to clarify
> patentability such that this type of patent nonsense will not apply to
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