Reply to post: Re: ignoring the fact of Prior Art ?

Apple: Trust us, we've patented parts of Swift, and thus chunks of other programming languages, for your own good

JMcL

Re: ignoring the fact of Prior Art ?

"The US patent office generally takes your fee and grants the patent.

Prior art is left for the lawyers to sort out later.

If you're small fry, and can't afford a lawyer, sorry, you're screwed."

Just submitted a project proposal fur EU funding this week, and discovered on the patent search a whopping great broad patent claim has just been filled in the US asserting ownership of a bunch of IP which we already developed under a separate EU funded project 2 years ago. We looked at patents at the time, but decided there was no point as it was all software and mathematical methods

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