RE: Geoworks and their patent
At 6:18 PM 1/22/00, Didier PH Martin wrote: >Dave I am confused by the article. On one hand they talk about the patent as >a patent about something that may be associated to style sheets and on the >other hand they talk about WAP which is more a protocol. So, After reading >the article I still do not know what really is the impact: >a) stylesheets are patented by Geowork >b) WML is patented >c) the WAP protocol is patented by Geowork The full patent text for "Process of designing user's interfaces for application programs" is at the USPTO's website and available as: http://188.8.131.52/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1& u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1='5,327,529'.WKU.&OS=PN/5,327,529&RS= PN/5,327,529 ABSTRACT: A method for invoking a user interface for use with an application operating in a computer system which involves providing in the computer system a generic object class that corresponds to a class of function that is to be performed using the user interface; specifying in the application instance data in the form of a generic object specification that corresponds to the generic object class, the instance data including attribute criteria and hint criteria; providing in the computer system at least one specific user interface toolbox and controller that operates in the computer system to provide a selection of possible specific user interface implementations for use in performing the class of function; and providing in the computer system at least one interpreter that corresponds to the at least one specific user interface toolbox and controller. -- Terje <terje@i...> | Media Design in*Progress Software for Mac Web Professionals at <http://www.in-progress.com> Take advantage of XML with Emile, the first XML editor for Mac! 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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