IDEA Status?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed Jun 23 05:25:54 CEST 2010

On 6/22/10 10:39 PM, David Shaw wrote:
> I'm not sure about the 2007 patent expiration - I recall it being
> right around now, actually (2010-2011).

A little digging around revealed the United States patent expiration:
January 7, 2012.

I am not a patent attorney, I don't pretend to be an authoritative
source on patent law.  All we can say definitively is the original
patent expires January 7, 2012: subsequent patents may have extended
this date.

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