[Owasp-leaders] Owasp Inquiry on "Cenzic patent on 'Fault injection methods and apparatus' "

Jeremy Epstein jeremy.j.epstein at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 13:18:02 EST 2011


Couple things on this.

First, make sure you get the full patent as issued, including pictures
etc - free at pat2pdf.org (just plug in the patent #).

Second, OWASP (or individuals) can file comments with the US Patent
and Trademark Office about prior art.  This is obviously more
effective before the patent is issued, but can sometimes cause a
patent reexamination.  It looks to me from scanning the prior art
cited that they did a better job than usual looking at existing
published results (lots of cites of Anup Ghosh's work).  I have *not*
read the patent, so have no opinion on whether it's legit or not.

I've found my work being cited in weird patents that are completely
unrelated (and have trouble understanding why it was cited), so
looking at citations isn't always useful, but a good place to start.

--Jeremy


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