Is The Navy Trying To Patent The Firewall?

from the go-go-patent-system-go dept

Bruce Schneier has noticed that the US Navy is apparently trying to patent something that sounds suspiciously like a firewall. It could still be rejected, but just the fact that they filed such a patent in early 2005 suggests how much effort is being put into filing patents for old ideas just because the patent system seems willing to approve more often than not.

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    BigMeanDog, 7 Jul 2006 @ 1:39pm

    Patent schmatent

    Why doesn't someone patent patents? That would make it interesting! Or maybe patent the technique of wiping your ass! "I'm sorry sir, but you must use your left hand to wipe, I have a patent on the righty method."

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