Re: Problematic patent legislation

From: Ezekiel Kruglick (
Date: Thu May 28 1998 - 03:26:29 EEST

I just had to pipe up on this: I encourage people to go to the
legaslative information site "" and review s. 507

You will see that all the sections and titles referred to in the
letter as problematic have been struck from the bill already by
the Senate.

(You will also see a number of interesting differences between the
claims made in the letter and the actual legislation. I'm not going
to harp on these but they do say something about whomever originally
put this letter/virus together.)


Marshall Burns wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> Attached is an e-mail received from an associate about some current
> legislation pending in congress regarding patents. My patent attorney
> has in the past voiced strong concern about this legislation. I have
> taken the for-me unusual step of sending the recommended letter to my
> senators and now I also invite you to do the same. This does seem, from
> all I have read and heard, to be pernicious legislation.
> I apologize to non-US members of mailing lists to whom I am sending
> this, but actually you may also find it interesting to know about this
> legislation pending here.
> This subject is on-topic for the mailing lists I am sending it to
> because it relates to the economic viability of all small high-tech
> businesses.
> If anyone disagrees that this is bad legislation, I would like to
> hear why.
> Thank you.
> Best regards,
> Marshall Burns
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