Re: Small company makes big claims on XML patents
Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: >Heck, we might as well enjoy this. > does mathematics have the same problem - mathematicians patenting theorems and then licencing them to other theorems? :) if i incorporate a theorem into a software patent do i then own the theorem? i religiously date all my work so that when you come to sue me, at least i have documentation as to when i did things and can then explain how it was that i contravened your patent by using knowledge that was not yet invented (and therefore i couldn't possibly have used it) and not communicated to anyone (therefore it wasn't actually known at that stage) - ergo i couldn't possibly have used the knowledge you claim i have used and therefore i can't possibly have contravened your patent. bumble bees again and permathreads.... >A fellow posted the >first essential claim on cNet. Here it is. The game >here is to play patent reviewer and given prior art >you approve, review these claims. > >We should carry this over to XML 2005 as such claims >actually do influence town hall discussions such as ><shamelessPlug>XML Document formats</shamelessPlug>. > >I suspect that gencode systems (circa 1967-69) alone can >beat most of these but be careful because these guys >claimed more than XML actually does. > >The claims are: > >1. A method of organizing and storing a set of information in neutral form >in a computer based environment comprising the steps of: > >a) organizing the set of information into instance data sets; > >b) defining a time basis for the collection of instance data sets; > >c) organizing each instance data set into an instance cluster comprised of >data instance nodes; > >d) assigning to each data instance node in an instance cluster a >distinguishing structural tag comprising the following three components: > >a data reference; > >a data type; > >a data organization; > >e) defining the components of the structural tag for each data value in each >instance cluster; > >f) assigning properties of the data value to each structural tag; > >g) storing the names of all of the structural tag elements together with >their respective definitions and properties in a suitable format; > >h) combining each data value and its respective structural tag to form a >neutral form expression of the data; and > >i) storing the resultant neutral form expression of the data value. > >Let the game begin. > >len > >----------------------------------------------------------------- >The xml-dev list is sponsored by XML.org <http://www.xml.org>, an >initiative of OASIS <http://www.oasis-open.org> > >The list archives are at http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/ > >To subscribe or unsubscribe from this list use the subscription >manager: <http://www.oasis-open.org/mlmanage/index.php> > > >!DSPAM:43595ecb41992002516963! > > >
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