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Lawyers, Patents and OpenVMS Internals?

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Hi Wizard, I'd like to use material from the VMS Internals and Data Structures
 book as evidence of prior art to invalidate a software patent filed in 1986.
 This concerns the way VMS pages global sections. I have the version 5.2
 edition dated 1991.
My question is, when was the VMS Internals book first published, and what was
 the title and ISBN number? I imagine the book is out of print but this
 information would help my case.
Thank you very much. Trevor Bartlett.
Reuters Limited, London, England.

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answer written or last revised on ( 24-JUL-2000 )

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