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Re: PATNEWS: PTO accepting USENET FAQs are formal prior art
Thought I'd pass this on...
[email protected] (Gregory Aharonian) writes:
> !010394 PTO accepting USENET FAQs as formal prior art
> It seems that the US Patent Office is accepting Internet USENET FAQs
> (Frequently Asked Questions - periodic postings on USENET groups with
> questions and answers) as prior art. As you see in the following entry
> from my software prior art database, one of the Other References is to
> a cryptography FAQ. If any knows if the European Patent Office is accepting
> USENET FAQs, and has an example, let me know.
> Thus if an examiner objects to your use of a FAQ as prior art, cite
> this patent (NTIPAFCAP*). It probably would be helpful if the PTO came out
> with a quick guideline to a consistent way of doing so. I suppose archiving
> FAQs is one more thing I can add to my databases.
> It's nice to see the PTO embracing part of the Internet, even as it
> rejects other parts of the Internet. Eventually, though, the PTO will have
> to choose one or the other.
> Greg Aharonian
> Internet Patent News Service
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> ASS[Sun Microsystems]
> TIT[Method and apparatus for privacy and authentication in wireless networks]
> Authentication and Authenticated Key Exchanges, Authors: Diffie, Oorschot &
> Weiner, Published by Designs, Codes & Cryptography 2, 107-125,
> .COPYRGT.1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
> The First Ten Years Of Public Key Cryptography, Author: Whitfield Diffie,
> Reprinted from Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 76, No. 5, May 1988.
> Overview of Cryptology: Summary Of Internet Cryptology Frequently Asked
> Questions (Oct. 1992).
> The Keys To Privacy and Authentication, Publication by RSA Data Security,
> Inc., 100 Marine Parkway, Redwood City, Calif. 94065. (Oct. 1993).
> Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Today's Cryptography, Author:
> Paul Fahn, RSA Laboratories, 100 Marine Parkway, Redwood City, Calif. 94065
> (Sep. 1992).
> (NTIPAFCAP* = Not that issued patents are formally citable as precedent).
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