[cryptography] patents and stuff (Re: NSA's position in the dominance stakes)

Adam Back adam at cypherspace.org
Sun Nov 21 16:19:20 EST 2010


Well not to fan the flames etc but a patent attorney presumably helped write
up the one click, and a patent examiner agreed that it was patent worthy. 

Wiki also has some things to say about why patent standards are falling -
examinse are overworked, quota driven civil servants...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patent_examiner

So just to say that even that it was granted demonstrates a failing in the
system.

Adam

On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 08:06:03PM -0000, John Levine wrote:
>>If these guys could tell shit from beans, why does the one click patent
>>stand despite prior art?
>>
>>Presumably an "expert" testified ...
>
>I would point out that no one-click case has gone to trial, so no
>expert has testified about anything, but why bother?  Facts clearly
>don't matter here.



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