The Decision Model Patent?
First I learned about a possible patent for The Decision Model from Mark Proctor – see http://blog.athico.com/2011/11/decision-model-ip-trap.html.
But it was impossible to find any references to it on the web. Besides,
neither Larry nor Barb ever mentioned anything about the patent (at
least to me). So, I thought that was just a misunderstanding.
However, on Dec. 6, 2011 USPTO apparently granted a patent to Larry and Barb – see http://www.freepatentsonline.com/8073801.html. I believe it would be only helpful if the Decision Model authors openly explain their position regarding this patent to all of us. Otherwise, such a “holiday present” may scare the entire decision modeling community to stay away from TDM.