[Wikipedia-l] Re: Patent idea

Imran Ghory imran at bits.bris.ac.uk
Fri Apr 2 20:39:17 UTC 2004

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, Andre Engels wrote:
> Well, there is the technique of 'defensive patents'. The idea is to use
> the patents as a protection against paying royalties on other people's
> patents, by threatening to counter-claim when someone tries to do so.

Actually given that Ward Cunningham now works for Microsoft and Microsoft
is developing their own wiki software, it might be a good idea to get a
patent on some of MediaWiki's unique features.


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