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    [H]omer espoused:
    > Controversial New Patent Rules Blocked
    >
    > .----
    >| The new patent rules, which were criticized as stifling American
    >| innovation by limiting the scope of patent protection to inventors,
    >| were set to go into effect on November 1, 2007. On the eve of the
    >| rules' implementation, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
    >| District of Virginia, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline won a
    >| preliminary injunction against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    >| ("PTO"), temporarily blocking the enactment of the new patent
    >| rules. The patent rules were largely criticized in solicited
    >| commentary to the PTO because the new rules would increase the cost
    >| of seeking patent protection and limit the rights of applicants.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/11/prweb566214.htm
    >
    > GlaxoSmithKline is another member of the old-boys crime syndicate.
    >


    There are several aspects to this problem. This is one, the
    "accidental" patenting of software is another.

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  2. Re: [News] [Rights] Pharmaceutical company blocks patent reform

    ____/ Mark Kent on Saturday 03 November 2007 10:35 : \____

    > [H]omer espoused:
    >> Controversial New Patent Rules Blocked
    >>
    >> .----
    >>| The new patent rules, which were criticized as stifling American
    >>| innovation by limiting the scope of patent protection to inventors,
    >>| were set to go into effect on November 1, 2007. On the eve of the
    >>| rules' implementation, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern
    >>| District of Virginia, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline won a
    >>| preliminary injunction against the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    >>| ("PTO"), temporarily blocking the enactment of the new patent
    >>| rules. The patent rules were largely criticized in solicited
    >>| commentary to the PTO because the new rules would increase the cost
    >>| of seeking patent protection and limit the rights of applicants.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/11/prweb566214.htm
    >>
    >> GlaxoSmithKline is another member of the old-boys crime syndicate.
    >>

    >
    > There are several aspects to this problem. This is one, the
    > "accidental" patenting of software is another.


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