Art Alexion on 2 Mar 2009 04:59:35 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] FAT conflicts?

On Monday 02 March 2009 06:07:16 Art Alexion wrote:
> On Monday 02 March 2009 05:49:31 Bob Schwier wrote:
> > Didn't the older non-MS DOS's like Dr. DOS use fat?
> > Seems like one could not suddenly decide that something is patented that
> > has been in the public domain for 25 years.
> Trademarks work that way.  It is up to the owner to protect or lose them. 
> Not sure if the intermediately protected copyrights or the more highly
> protected patents work that way.

This ( seems 
to suggest that pending applications can be abandoned, but doesn't speak to 
existing patents.

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