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Re: language and patents



In the context of this discussion, patent is used the way in which we've
been using it, i.e. a legal protection on an invention, idea...

p.

>I received a note, off list, suggesting that the word "patent" might have a
>different connotation for the Brits. A timely thought when also discussing
>the meaning and usage of words. Here, in New England, we can travel from
>state to state and ask for a cabinet - sometimes getting a piece of
>furniture, and other times an ice cream drink. Culture to culture - it is
>amazing we communicate at all.


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