[Mesa-dev] [PATCH mesa] docs: fix patent url
emil.l.velikov at gmail.com
Tue Feb 20 17:35:41 UTC 2018
On 20 February 2018 at 17:20, Chuck Atkins <chuck.atkins at kitware.com> wrote:
> FWIW, the patent should expire this June in which case it should no longer
> be an issue.
I think you're confusing "application fill-in date" with "date patent
issued". Former is in 1998, while latter in 2003.
Exact dates and document numbers are below.
Alternatively the USPTO website has a slightly cleaner, IMHO, information.
* 1998-06-16 US09098041
* 2003-11-18 US6650327B1
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