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Re: Interwoven Patents Code Versioning

From: Colin Watson <cjwatson_at_flatline.org.uk>
Date: 2003-02-26 01:10:02 CET

On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 04:15:13PM -0500, Greg Hudson wrote:
> On Tue, 2003-02-25 at 15:25, Edward S. Marshall wrote:
> > they seem to be claiming a system where you have a development, QA,
> > and production version of website (and very specifically "website")
> > data, using some kind of virtualized editing process with a version
> > history.
>
> The first (and I think, most general) claim is:

It seems to be normally more useful to look at the last claim, not the
first. I'm told (not necessarily by someone who should know, but still)
that the earlier claims are normally just thrown in for the hell of it
and by way of introduction, and that the later claims are the ones which
they're actually prepared to fight for. As I understand it, knocking
over the first claim doesn't invalidate the whole patent.

Slashdot articles, of course, normally only look at the early claims.

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Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]
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