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it -> its
Authored by: IANALitj on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 02:50 PM EDT
Suggested topic 3, paragraph 2, sentence 2 now reads:

"Every firm which maintains it own website writes software."

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data has -> data have
Authored by: IANALitj on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 02:56 PM EDT
This is a disputed matter. I admit that usage in the English language changes.


Nevertheless, I am old enough that I was trained to use data as a plural noun,
and say "data have" not "data has" (as occurs several
times). A search will easily find the various occurrences.

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supra is misused in suggested topic 4
Authored by: IANALitj on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 03:09 PM EDT
In the next to last paragraph of suggested topic 4 appears a parenthetical
citation: "(Cf. Stoltenberg-Hansen et al., supra, page 224, Boolos et al.,
supra, page 23.)"

This is not proper, since there has been no prior reference to either of these
works. These sources (which are cited in full in the supplement) should be
cited in the submission to the USPTO.

This citation might be done in the first sentence of that paragraph, which
refers to textbooks. In that case, the later use of supra would be sound.

(Cutting and pasting can easily lead to erroneous use of supra and infra, as
text is reordered.)

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… --> … utf-8 character on page delivered as charset=iso-8859-1
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 03:24 PM EDT
the line before
[A]lthough the distinction between
contains a unicode character 'horizontal ellipsis' as utf-8 character.
Due to the fact, that the web page is delivered as
text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
this is rendered as '…'.

To fix, an entity &x2026; or … should be used.

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corrections thread
Authored by: PJ on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 03:26 PM EDT
it it where?

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corrections thread
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 04:16 PM EDT
In section B.3:

The relationship with hardare configuration is the same.

hardare -> hardware

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duplicate "on the expressions of ideas"
Authored by: bugstomper on Friday, March 15 2013 @ 06:06 PM EDT
Is that a duplicate or was something left out in the second "on the
expression of ideas" such as "on the expression of ideas that are
..."?

The consequence is a proliferation of patents on the expressions of ideas, on
the expressions of ideas, on "doing so-and-so on a computer," and,
even worse, on the concept of "doing so-and-so on a computer" when the
procedure ...


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A stray " character in the supplement
Authored by: bugstomper on Saturday, March 16 2013 @ 03:24 PM EDT
Boolos, Burgess and Jeffrey describe this
requirement as follows<sup><a href="#ftn14"
id="bodyftn14">14</a></sup> (emphasis in the
original)"

That " character at the end of what I quoted is a stray

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"... for carrying an addition ..."
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, March 16 2013 @ 04:30 PM EDT
At the beginning of Topic 4 (para.2, 2nd sentence), sent to the USPTO, I find
the following sentence:
"The ordinary procedure for carrying an addition is a mathematical
algorithm."
As written, this sentence does not make sense to me. (How does one carry an
addition, in this context?) I think it should have said "... for carrying
_out_ an addition ..." instead.
Unfortunately, I did not spot this omission prior to the submission. Sorry.

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"millenia" -> "millennia"
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, March 18 2013 @ 11:46 AM EDT
You hopefully want to refer to the combination of Latin
words "mille" and "annus" (a thousand years), not to the
combination of "mille" and "anus" (a thousand rear ends).

:-)

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"the series of natural numbers"
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, March 18 2013 @ 11:49 AM EDT
That's a sequence and not a series. Let's use the
mathematical notions correctly! (Wikipedia has nice
introductory articles on sequences, series, natural numbers
and such.)

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