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June 15, 2012



Not patentable: prior art.

I once, as an adjunct, taught a section of a course, where the students all took common midterms and final exams, online. The login credentials to take the exam were bundled with new copies of the textbook. The textbook, of course, was written by the course coordinator (a refinement that has not occurred to the would be patent-holder).

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