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Prevalent patent search and rating now available in english

Prevalent patent search and rating now available in english. I implemented the internationalization with i18n gettext_pp perl module. Prevalent is now ready for translations to many other languages! Patent applications in other languages will follow soon.

Posted by Jan Kechel 2005-07-23

New concept to prevent prior art patents

The State of the Art decides, whether an invention is new or not. Let's certify all publicly available programs and technical papers by a notarial act!

State of the Art are all publicly available documents. Additional to books or magazines, there are all websites, programs, and source code that are freely available in the Internet.

The major problem is to give evidence that some online ressource was already available at some given date.... read more

Posted by Jan Kechel 2005-06-09 - Is this softwarepatent new?

This Web-Site (yet only in german) provides a central point for collecting informations regarding current softwarepatent-applications. The goal is, especially for small and medium companies, as well as everybody who likes open source, that there won't be any patent-applications that claim already publicly available information.
This Web-Site,, just went online!

Posted by Jan Kechel 2005-04-12

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