> Why are you making such a secret about your patent? Probably because there is a time period in patents in which they can be easily rejected/removed/dispatented called "opposition period". I time period is 9 months, and during that time it is very easi to say to the patent office "that isn't patentable feature, or that feature has been published earlier if it is really published before date in patent application" etc.
For futher reading: http://www.european-patent-office.org/legal/guiapp1/e/index.htm Here is about the opposition period: http://www.european-patent-office.org/legal/guiapp1/e/ga_d_v.htm --- Grounds for opposition 178 Opposition may only be filed on the grounds that: · the patent's subject-matter is not patentable within the terms of Articles 52-57 · the patent does not disclose the invention clearly and completely enough for it to be carried out by a skilled person · the patent's subject-matter extends beyond the content of the application as filed. --- Best regards, Jori _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list email@example.com http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr