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Re: Prior Art

From: Hector Santos <winserver.support@winserver.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 16:01:50 -0400
Message-ID: <003401c36f31$8eb8c420$b2759e44@FAMILY>
To: <public-web-plugins@w3.org>

HI Richard,

Let me ask you, does this patent (or software patents in general) cover just
the platform or the specific client technology claimed.  It specifically
mentioned browsers.   But will it cover GUI clients that are not exclusive
to browser activity and offers the similar technology?

Like I said, the idea of "hitting a tag" regardless of the language, to
install,  load and  activate a process on a remote client machine has been
around since the 80s.   Security issues restricted its progress until
Microsoft opened Pandora's box with OLE.

If the patent is broad and encapsulates all products and systems regardless
of platform, server software or client software, then there is a conflict
for many existing systems, old or new.  From my standpoint,  an opportunity
to present prior art is prudent.


Hector Santos, CTO
Santronics Software, Inc.
305-431-2846 Cell
305-248-3204 Office

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard M. Smith" <rms@computerbytesman.com>
To: <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 3:29 PM
Subject: RE: Prior Art

> Hi Hector,
> Lots of good information in your post.  BBS software looks like a good
> place to look for prior art.  X-Windows and Apollo applications are
> another.
> The thing to keep in mind is that we need to find a product which
> matches point-by-point the claims made in the '906 patent.
> Presumably Microsoft has already done an extensive prior art search.  I
> wonder what their results have been......
> Richard
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:public-web-plugins-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Hector Santos
> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 2:23 PM
> To: public-web-plugins@w3.org
> Subject: Prior Art
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