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George Duke wrote on 2005-01-18 UTC
Another peculiar assertion of 'Robert Fischer' begins 'If US Patent examiners were competent in the field of chess variants...' Well, USPTO Examiner William Stoll, who handles Falcon Chess, together with Benjamin Layno are highly competent, specializing in this class, the two having examined most of the games patents during 20+ yrs. I imagine they have knowledge commensurate with our CVP regulars and would even fit right in here. The decisions about Falcon Chess came in 1997, when USP5690334 issued, based on disclosure 11.January.95, coincidentally days before Chess Variant Page's first post, a time of course when Internet chess hardly started and this website's evolving culture did not exist. Think of Falcon Patent and Copyrights -- and other such CV material -- as pre-existing conditions for development of on-line chess play.

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