EFF: Patent Office to Reissue Narrowed Version of NeoMedia Patent
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 21 Feb 2009 22:23
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Summary:
Earlier this week, the PTO announced that it intends to reissue the patent, but the reissued patent will have 89 rather than 95 claims, and those 89 claims are all narrower than the original claims. That's a win for everyone, though as you'll see if you read on, it's not at all clear that the reissued patent claims are any more novel than the original ones. At a minimum, though, the scope of the patent has been pared back, and that opens the door to new ways to "design around" the patent (that is, make design decisions that will create products or services that fall outside the scope of the patent). If you want to look at the documents from the reexamination proceedings, we've posted many of the key ones on our NeoMedia patent page.)
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