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Re: ORAL HISTORY / PATENTS



	Just a quick 'point of order' on Christopher Bacon's response on CCC's
patents. Firstly, since the US signed the GATT treaty, the 'life' of patents has
changed. It's a complex matter (with 'transitional relief' to make things more
complicated), but patents CAN last up to 20 years. The Rainbow patent is STILL
in force.
	Secondly, the new 'owners' of the CCC patents (for those that don't
already know) is Rank (whoops) I mean Cintel International.

Peter Stansfield
Wavecrest Systems Ltd.