HTC patent application for Joerg's Y-cable?

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Mon Jun 7 17:10:37 CEST 2010

Em 07-06-2010 16:00, Al Johnson escreveu:
> As Joerg says, I don't think it should be worthy of a patent. Unfortunately 
> courts in the US have been progressively lowering the obviousness bar to the 
> point where it's patentable unless someone has explicitly described it already 
> before the priority date. It's not just software patents that are broken that 
> side of the pond.

And it's not just on the US either, particularly in Germany where recent
developments are, to say the least, very troubling.


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