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Microsoft Seeks Browser Plug-In Patent Of Its Own

From: <TheoDP@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 01:06:36 -0500
To: public-web-plugins@w3.org
Message-ID: <173639EC.15781B66.00053D18@aol.com>

Noting that nearly every Web user today relies on plug-in applications, the W3C fired 
off a passionate letter to the USPTO arguing that Eolas has no right to a patent that 
restricts access to the technology. 

So what does the W3C Patent Advisory Group (including its two Microsoft members), 
think of Microsoft's patent application for 'Displaying Plug-in Supplied Content 
in a Browser-Embedded Window', which the USPTO made public earlier this month?

See the patent application at: http://appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=%2220030226102%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20030226102&RS=DN/20030226102
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