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Bill Gates Patents OO Programming Technique

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Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 09:04:39 -0500
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Could your next C++ program get you sued by the world's richest 
man? William H. Gates III is the assignee of a brand new patent 
for a 'Method and system for implementing virtual functions of 
an interface' [1], which is illustrated with simple macros 
for 'implementing functions in a class that inherits an 
interface and that inherits an implementing class which 
implements the interface.'

[1]
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,704,924.WKU.&OS=PN/6,704,924&RS=PN/6,704,924
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