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Re: Lawsuits

"This is about who gets the patent if two people both claim to have "invented" the same thing at about the same time."

Since the benefit to society in granting a monopoly (patent) is that inventions happen which would not otherwise, the *correct* resolution of this grey area is that neither inventor should be granted a monopoly. since *demonstrably* the invention is not non-obvious to those skilled in the art.

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