Re: [OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent
terje@i... (Terje Norderhaug) writes: > Problem is that here in the US the politicans are in the pocket of > major corporations. Some of the players in the tech industry might > appreciate being able to file patents for trivial ideas. Perhaps a > potential strategy is to not let those filing trivial patents get > away with it. I remember that a long time ago Apple tried to enforce a patent on overlapping windows against Digital (GEM) and then Microsoft (Windows), much to the amusement of Xerox, I'd imagine. More recently, a few of the more prominent Web companies (like Amazon) have squandered some of their expensively-bought goodwill by trying to play the software-patent game. In general, though, are there any recent examples of the big tech companies (i.e. Microsoft, IBM, Sun, etc.) trying to enforce a software patent? I've always thought of software patents as a little-person thing, like spurious law suits or domain-name squatting -- in other words, something the the major U.S. corporations would like to see disappear. All the best, David -- David Megginson david@m... http://www.megginson.com/ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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