|Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, July 20 2012 @ 12:50 PM EDT|
|Show me the patent to which you are referring and I will show you where you are|
As a related side note, you should be aware that in order to keep patent
applications to a manageable size and to prevent every application from starting
with F=ma, the requirement is that the invention be described in such a way so
that one of ordinary skill in the art would be able to make and use the
invention without undue experimentation.
Given that the vast majority of posters here think all software is obvious, it
would be very hard for a patent application to not meet that one of ordinary
skill in the art requirement.
Under that rubric, and given the existence of Siri, I may have to back pedal a
bit. 2001 might now provide sufficient disclosure to make HAL obvious. On the
other hand, Siri isn't quite HAL ....
In any event, it would be a more powerful rejection for an examiner to cite
technical papers relating to the various aspects of HAL (or Siri) than it would
be to point to 2001 itself.
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