DCC is patented

John R Levine johnl@taugh.com
Wed Oct 27 17:42:38 UTC 2004


> Such a broad patent will never hold up in court, along with the other 80%
> which are found invalid.

Actually, this patent looks pretty good to me.  I don't know of anyone
else who was doing signature counts in 1998.  Do you?  Broad patents hold
up fine if they're really novel.

> Screw the patent.

You don't have any idea how much it costs to defent a patent suit, even if
you win, do you?

Regards,
John Levine, johnl@taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
"I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.



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