Patents and OpenMoko

Steven Milburn steven.milburn at
Fri Feb 8 01:21:05 CET 2008

Wow, good to know!  Thanks!

I have thought for a long time that doing this would be a defense because it
would show dated prior art, but the details on that site actually seem more


On Feb 7, 2008 6:31 PM, Christopher Earl <earlc8451 at> wrote:

> Forgot to add this link. This will outline the American procedure for
> patenting.
> >>> "Steven Milburn" <steven.milburn at> 02/07/08 5:35 PM >>>
> As a first step, get anything you think is patent worthy documented and
> dated.  In the US, a common practice is to write up your concept and mail
> it
> to yourself in a sealed envelope.  You don't open the envelope until you
> need to and you do it with a lawyer present.  The postmark on the envelope
> holds up very strongly to prove the date of the material.
> --Steve
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