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Re: patent on remote cash transactions?
> American Public Radio reported yesterday that some company was granted
> a broad patent on remote cash transactions--they mentioned an article
> in the NYTimes recently (NYT does patent reporting on Saturday typically, but
> sometimes they do it in the business section on other days; I don't get
> NYT anymore...); anyone here more about this? Is this yet another
> example of bozo software patents? If anyone finds out more, please post.
I read the NYT article, which was on the second page of the business section
in Monday's edition. Apparently the patent was granted to a Virginia
company (don't recall the name, and that may be the wrong state... <sigh>)
and covers virtually anything that provides ATM-like functionality from a
home computer. The exact boundaries of the patent weren't discussed in the
article, but I seriously doubt it would affect a digital cash system.
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