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Comment: Re:Evil. -- Make it prior-art not a patent! (Score 1) 390

by AME (#29304949) Attached to: Google Patents Its Home Page

It [mailing yourself a document to establish time of original publishing] works in the US too....

No, it doesn't. That's something of an urban myth.

The post office will gladly deliver an unsealed, empty envelope as long as it has sufficient postage attached. A document being inside a postmarked envelope is no proof that the envelope contained the document when it was postmarked.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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