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Re: Here are some of my ideas for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9



Les wrote:
On Sat, 2007-07-07 at 11:38 +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 09:37:13AM +0930, Tim wrote:
On Fri, 2007-07-06 at 16:15 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
What I'm trying to discuss is the right to use a patented technology
which has already been paid for.
I think you'll find patents are a manufacturing, not end-user, thing.
The builder of *some* *thing* is disallowed from building something that
infringes someone else's patent, unless some arrangement is made.  It's
too late by the time a customer has their hot little mitts on the
widget.
Um no; patents cover everyone - manufacturers, distributors and end-users
- hence the MS/Novell covenant not to sue *end users*.  It just so happens
that its the manufacturers who tend to get sued because that's where the
money is.
Can you show the law and precedent that shows that an end user is in
violation of a patent?

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode35/usc_sec_35_00000271----000-.html

"Except as otherwise provided in this title, whoever without authority makes, *uses*, offers to sell, or sells any patented invention, within the United States or imports into the United States any patented invention during the term of the patent therefor, infringes the patent."

Rahul


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