Posted Jan 25, 2006 2:55 UTC (Wed) by zblaxell
In reply to: The patent
Parent article: The .NET API patent, mono, and GNOME
"How on earth could someone have granted such an obvious patent?"
The usual technique is to file the most broad and comprehensive patent claims you think you can get away with, and then respond to specific points as they are raised by the examiner. If the examiner is paying attention, then you address whatever objections they raised in the most minimal way possible. Lather, rinse, pay a few legal fees, repeat until the examiner isn't paying attention any more.
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