That would appear to work
Posted Mar 12, 2009 9:21 UTC (Thu) by forthy
In reply to: That would appear to work
Parent article: Third time is the charm?
RR predates VFAT, and a German court has invalidated the VFAT patent
in 2007, using Rock Ridge as prior art example. See Bundespatentgericht
erklärt FAT-Patent von Microsoft für nichtig (on Heise.de). Note that
the patent was not only invalidated through prior art, but also did not
pass the non-obviousness test. Furthermore, the patent even lacks the
I wonder what the people at USPTO are smoking to grant patents like
this. Must be some strong stuff, where they see bright new inventions on
dull gray paper. The funny stuff is that on the list of these patents,
the FAT patent is apparently the strongest.
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