Re: Algorithms to generate permutations
From: Ben Livengood (ben.livengood_at_gmail.com)
Date: 5 Aug 2005 00:21:26 -0700
> First, for the US government to demand
> release of (worldwide) rights they do not
> grant or control is just nuts.
Since the U.S. government (and/or lobbyists) is trying very hard to get
software patents recognized in all countries, it makes sense to require
that worldwide rights be given up. After all, if a European patent had
been issued and the EU ends up voting for software patents, suddenly
the U.S. must respect that patent on a previously unpatented algorithm.
Requiring submissions to give up all patent rights worldwide avoids
Likewise, requiring upfront relinquishment of property rights ensures
that no submarine patents will come around to hurt the industry after
the standard is accepted.