Re: IP: novel attack on bad patents

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Fri Jan 21 2000 - 17:43:50 MST

> People are creative, and there is no shortage of new ideas coming out all
> the time. There is no reason a priori to expect most software patents
> to be invalid. Someone creative enough to get a paper published in a
> refereed journal is capable of coming up with a patentable idea. There
> are hundreds of thousands of people like this.

Anyone able to cook a decent meal is capable of far more creativity
than evidenced by 90% of the patents issued today. The most creative
aspect of patents today, especially software patents, is being able
to come up with descriptive language that makes the idea sound less
blindingly obvious than it is while keeping a straight face.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
"All inventions or works of authorship original to me, herein and past,
are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
for any purpose, without permission, attribution, or notification."--LDC

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