Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th Jan 2006 00:53 UTC
Microsoft On Tuesday, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) reaffirmed Microsoft's FAT patents (covering the File Allocation Table), but sources close to the Public Patent Foundation indicate that this is not the end of the story of efforts to overthrow these patents. According to sources cited by Linux-Watch.com, the re-issuance of the patent was based on the examiner's having accepted an argument previously advanced by Microsoft, and previously rejected.
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Sphinx
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2005-07-09

I thought CPM might qualify. Didn't they deny because of prior art once?

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BrianH Member since:
2005-07-06

They did deny because of prior art once (that is the argument they are talking about), but it wasn't CPM. CPM had a different file system, as I recall.

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Jeeeb Member since:
2005-11-12

I thought CPM might qualify. Didn't they deny because of prior art once?
The patent is on vfat so no CPM does not qualify nor does anything else.

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