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Re: [ontolog-forum] Some Grand Challenge proposal ironies

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From: "John F. Sowa" <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:48:44 -0400
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On 10/27/2011 3:26 PM, Phil Murray wrote:
> Would it be fair to say that part of the USPTO "mess" -- exacerbated by
> sheer volume of patents -- is that the meaning expressed in the
> processes of research, writing, and evaluation of patents is not
> formalized?    (01)

Given the fact that people who are trying to demonstrate that their
invention is novel, they have a strong incentive to use terminology
that is different from anything in common use.    (02)

You can try to propose some standardized terminology, but it's
doubtful that inventors and patent attorneys will be eager
to adopt it.    (03)

John    (04)

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