Re: Luddite Obtains Life Support Patent And Indirectly Wants To

S.J. Van Sickle (
Sat, 8 Nov 1997 17:45:20 +0000

> Does anyone know how in depth the patent is;
> is it a specific device or a general idea?
> Can it be built?
> <growl>
> Now I have to invent something to make it different! >:-(
> How different does it have to be?
> Is there a patant lawyer on this list?

IANAL, but there seems to be plenty enough "prior art" in the
literature (the work of Dr. White among others) to break the patent
if he tried to enforce it.