OT: Digital Sundial

From: Sellam Ismail <foo_at_siconic.com>
Date: Sun Aug 4 01:46:01 2002

On Sat, 3 Aug 2002, Eric Dittman wrote:

> Neat. I'd like one, too, but I noticed that two people came
> up with the idea (written up in Scientific American and some
> other place), and three others took the idea and patented
> it. That sounds like an abuse of the patent system.

How can someone have patented prior art? That's a neat trick.

Well, I understand how they could have patented it, but how can that
possibly be enforced if it was based on someone elses prior published
work? Unless they tweaked it a little, but anyway...

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