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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    Daniel (profile), 7 Jul 2006 @ 12:33pm

    Re: Why would they?

    File the patent in the European courts, then demand all foreign military entities take their firewalls down.

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