Thursday, November 13, 2003

Patent Office Reviews Disputed Web Patent - BizReport

Patent Office Reviews Disputed Web Patent - BizReport: "In an unusual move, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is considering whether to revoke a patent that Internet experts claim could hobble Web browsing and online commerce.

The office's top patent-examination official has ordered a review of a patent that covers the ability of Web browsers to display multimedia content, the office confirmed on Thursday."

Good to see this one too. Yes, it does benefit Microsoft, but that's fine if it sets a good precedent on striking down stupid internet patents.

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