On Thu, 8 Jan 2009 2:35:13 am leonardo wrote: > If you look at the patent itself (wikipedia says: > http://www.google.com/patents?id=PmgCAAAAEBAJ) you see it's 27 pages of > pointless diagrams and 7 pages of a very vague description of how a > "reduced keyboard disambiguating computer".
Of course if you do look at a patent and are later found to infringe it you may be liable to pay triple damages for willful infringement if you ended up in a US court over it (and yes, I do realise you're in Italy :-) ). :-( http://www.internetnews.com/bus-news/article.php/3500546 # Under current patent law and its interpretation by the courts, punitive # triple damages are imposed if the party infringed willfully. Simon said mere # knowledge that the infringed patent exists can support a finding of # "willfulness," and liability for triple damages. Moral of the story - never ever read patents, or anything about them!  IANAL, batteries not included, etc.. cheers, Chris  - which is ironic given that they were invented to encourage people to publish their ideas rather than keep them secret. -- Chris Samuel : http://www.csamuel.org/ : Melbourne, VIC This email may come with a PGP signature as a file. Do not panic. For more info see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenPGP
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