[arch-general] Opinions on PowerShell?

Jérôme M. Berger jeberger at free.fr
Fri Aug 19 17:36:13 UTC 2016

On 08/19/2016 06:12 PM, Jayesh Badwaik wrote:
> Okay, then other factors come in, Google and Redhat "actively" develop free software. This 
> means that if they first write some software and then put a patent application for it, most 
> often, the patent application can be invalidated through prior art. Considering patents 
> take almost 12 to 18 months on average, 

	Doesn't matter: what matters when considering prior art re
patentability is the date of first filing (*), not the date when the
patent is granted, so they can file first and publish the next day
without invalidating their own patent.


(*) Actually in the US, the law is even more permissive: you can patent
something that *you* have already published, provided that you file the
patent within six month of publishing the idea. Of course, this doesn't
apply if someone else published it first, and AFAIK it only applies in
the US.
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