1993-06-14 - request for patent info

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From: jet@nas.nasa.gov (J. Eric Townsend)
To: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
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UTC Datetime: 1993-06-14 16:06:44 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 14 Jun 93 09:06:44 PDT

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From: jet@nas.nasa.gov (J. Eric Townsend)
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 93 09:06:44 PDT
To: Eric Hughes <hughes@soda.berkeley.edu>
Subject: request for patent info
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Eric Hughes writes:
 > As much as we need this, we also need the actual text of the patents.
 > What a patent actually covers is often much narrower than what is
 > claimed.

Anyone near a federal patent repository can easily get this
information.  Walk in, find the patent by number, have the nice
attendant print it out on a crappy photostat machine, pay in cash,
leave.  No written record!  Rice U. has a nice staff.  (I don't know
where the west coast ones are.)