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LINGUIST List 17.2656

Mon Sep 18 2006

Disc: Re: 17.2621 Microsoft Patent Application

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        1.    Michael Covington, Microsoft Patent Application

Message 1: Microsoft Patent Application
Date: 18-Sep-2006
From: Michael Covington <mcuga.edu>
Subject: Microsoft Patent Application

We have the right to submit information to the Patent Office showing that an
invention is not original. This is called "protesting a patent application" and
the procedure (which I have not read through) is found at:


I suggest that linguists who are specifically aware of prior art (i.e., prior
use of the techniques for which Microsoft is claiming originality) should get
together and compile a report, then submit it to the Patent Office and publish it.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
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