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Re: Microsoft Patents Writing Windows Apps Using HTML

From: Jerry Mead <feedback@meadroid.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 22:32:31 -0000
Message-ID: <003501c3bea4$5b07aed0$020a0ac0@zorro>
To: <public-web-plugins@w3.org>

How very interesting, thanks.

I see that this was filed on May 20 1999.

Under 'other references' I also see our product WPM (which was subsequently
renamed Zeepe [http://www.zeepe.com/] ) flagged as being available "at least
as early as June 1999". In fact WPM was first made public and offered for
sale on our company site during May 1998. WPM/Zeepe is also a "method and
apparatus for writing a windows application in HTML"  as described in the
abstract of this patent [6,662,341].

I wonder what the intention is here.

Jerry Mead
http://www.meadroid.com/


----- Original Message ----- 
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Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 9:30 PM
Subject: Microsoft Patents Writing Windows Apps Using HTML


>
> Anyone care to comment on the patent [6,662,341] Microsoft
> was awarded today for Writing Windows Applications Using HTML?
>
> It covers the authoring and execution of HTML that runs
> in its own window outside of the browser.
>
> Seems like it would be tougher to code around than the Eolas
> patent!
>
>
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,662,341.WKU.&OS=PN/6,662,341&RS=PN/6,662,341
>
>
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