Tom Lane wrote:
> "John Hansen" <john(at)geeknet(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
>>>Unfortunately no. The document that inspired me to adapt ARC for
>>>PostgreSQL is from the USENIX File & Storage Technologies
>>>Conference (FAST), March 31, 2003, San Francisco, CA.
>>Ahemm,... Isn't the patent lodged on may 20, 2004, AFTER you read the document from the above conference?
> No, the filing date was in 2002. I'm not sure what the May/04 date means;
> possibly the date of the last activity in that patent file?
Sounds to me like US conferences need to get a disclaimer signed by any
speakers - "best of my knowledge...covered by no patents/claims/...".
It's like having a bowl of sweets labelled "help yourself" and putting
the price sticker inside the wrapper.
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