Positive _(al)though_

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Jul 17 02:09:55 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 9:32 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> "infringe a patent"
> as opposed to the formerly-standard,
> "infringe _upon_ a patent."

I'm sorry, Joel! I should have written:

"infringe patent rights"

as opposed to the formerly-standard

"infringe _upon_ patent rights."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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