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Re: PATNEWS: PTO accepting USENET FAQs are formal prior art



Thought I'd pass this on...
-Rishab

[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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>                               ====================
> 
> TYP[USPAT]
> NUM[5371794]
> ASS[Sun Microsystems]
> CUN[USX]
> ISD[19941206]
> CLS[380/21]
> ART[222]
> LOC[]
> GRG[]
> TIT[Method and apparatus for privacy and authentication in wireless networks]
> ORF[5]
> ORFTXT[
> 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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