Patent Infringement

Perry E. Metzger pmetzger at
Fri Dec 18 11:24:15 PST 1992

> From: yanek at (Yanek Martinson)
> > "I'm sorry to say that yes, it *IS* illegal to reinvent the wheel and
> >  apply it yourself.  In the US it is called "Patent Infringement"."
> > 
> > Only if you attempt to sell it ...
> No.  The patent law prohibits anyone from "making, using, or selling" 
> anything covered under the patent.  Selling it makes it more likely
> that the patent holder will come after you, as they have a greater
> chance of getting some money from you.
> I am not a lawyer, I am sure someone here can explain all this in
> greater detail, or correct me if I'm wrong.

This is one of the sillier threads I've seen in a while. Is anyone here
arguing seriously that RFI shielding your equipment is a patented technology?


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