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staving Gary Shannon:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 8:49 AM, Jim Henry <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> ´┐ŻOne method I've heard recommended is to mail
>> yourself a copy of your work and put it away somewhere unopened; if
>> your claim to prior art is ever challenged, you can have the postmark
>> examined and the enveloped openened in the presence of a sufficient
>> number of disinterested witnesses, or maybe in court.
> 
> A lawyer friend once told me this is worthless. You could have mailed
> yourself an unsealed empty envelope at an earlier date, hoping
> something would come along that you thought was worth stealing, and
> and then put anything into it at a later date and then sealed it up.
> 

However, if you put the address on the reverse side of the envelope, and 
the stamp across the seal, that will prove that the envelope was sealed 
and stamped before being sent.

Pete