Business-Standard: Latha Jishnu: The mouse that bit Microsoft - Patently Absurd
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 09 Oct 2008 09:28
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Here’s what Gates wrote in an office memorandum in 1991. “If people had understood how patents would be granted when most of today’s ideas were invented, and had taken out patents, the industry would be at a complete standstill today. . . I feel certain that some large company will patent some obvious thing related to interface, object orientation, algorithm, application extension or other crucial technique.”
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