"ProZ.com Translation Contests. Patent pending."
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Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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Nov 7, 2012

Hi Henry,

The page http://www.proz.com/translation-contests/ contains an item "ProZ.com Translation Contests. Patent pending." Could you explain what the patent consists in, please?


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Stefan Blommaert  Identity Verified
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Strange, indeed Nov 7, 2012

Of course everything depends on what exactly has been applied for in the patent application, and although I am not very well acquainted with other patent systems, I can tell you that - if reference is made to the contest itself - the "patent pending" is worthless within the framework of the European Patent Convention, suffice it to read Art. 52 of the Convention with regard to patentable subject matter. Unless, of course, it is one of these patent applications that are completely incomprehensible as to what exactly is being described. Nevertheless, I am sure that my ex-colleagues (European) patent examiners would be able to see through that, although.... Interesting; I didn´t even spot the "patent pending" on the page mentioned...curious to find out what this is about!

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Any answers, please? Nov 12, 2012


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