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

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: ignoring the fact of Prior Art ?

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

Has anyone ever tried to sue the USPO for granting a patent where it's obvious there is prior art? Are they protected from being sued in some way? Is there something in their contract with the patent applicant that says due diligence is not part of the process?

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