[uf-discuss] copy-and-paste metadata prior art?

Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus.lists at gmail.com
Mon Oct 2 07:04:50 PDT 2006

On 10/2/06, John Allsopp <john at westciv.com> wrote:

> In an application I developed in 1994-6, "Palimpsest" you could cut
> and paste the links (I called them "cross references") and
> annotations, which had rich meta data in them. You could "tag" links
> and annotations with "labels", links and annotations had creators,
> creation dates, etc. All this data was maintained when copying and
> pasting within the app.

But not on the system pasteboard? I don't think the difference is
significant, but it seems to me the application claims it is (indeed,
imagine next-generation desktop functionality where one could paste
metadata long with content).

I've gotten two pieces of information/suggestions:

1)  On formal process: "To have your materials considered during the
substantive examination process, you'll want to file your prior art
under rule 1.99 which is for post-publication protest.  It requires
payment of a fee and does not allow you to provide commentary on the
prior art submissions but Rule 1.291 submissions have to be done
before publication.."

Not sure what the fee is, but it's telling that you have to pay one!

2)  More informal: a number of people suggested writing an article for
Groklaw. Problem is I'm not competent enough in patent law to do that.


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