RE: the official hype on Zaplets

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From: Burd, Greg (
Date: Tue Jun 27 2000 - 10:17:34 PDT

That cracked me up. Nice work. I want the same stamp. Now you realize, of
course, that when I file with the USPTO I claim exemption from the dreaded
stamp because I am ignorant and I fully admit it. ;-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam L. Beberg []
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 1:02 PM
To: Burd, Greg
Cc: 'Dave Winer'; 'Rohit Khare ';
Subject: RE: the official hype on Zaplets

On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Burd, Greg wrote:

> Patents. Nice. I guess the question now is if the USPTO actually manages
> to find the numerous references to earlier implementations of the same
> thing. My money is on Firedrop. I bet they get the patents and/or keep
> process up in the air and in the courts long enough to make their money
> leave.

Good, I'm glad I'm not the only one seeing this as an emerging model of
riding a bogus patent and then bailing. *cough*RAMBUS*cough*
Unfortunately this destructive business model is only feeding the

I wonder what it would take to get a job at the USPTO busting things
with prior art before they rise up out of the slime.

I need a stamp:

         PRIOR ART
  Year: ____ @
      Have a Nice Day

- Adam L. Beberg
  Mithral Communications & Design, Inc.
  The Cosm Project - -

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