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RE: Microsoft Seeks Browser Plug-In Patent Of Its Own

From: Richard M. Smith <rms@computerbytesman.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Dec 2003 09:31:54 -0500
To: <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
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When I looked over this pending Microsoft patent, I couldn't see where it
would be used.  Does anyone have some ideas of the application of this
particular patent?


-----Original Message-----
From: public-web-plugins-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-web-plugins-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of TheoDP@aol.com
Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 1:07 AM
To: public-web-plugins@w3.org
Subject: Microsoft Seeks Browser Plug-In Patent Of Its Own

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
think of Microsoft's patent application for 'Displaying Plug-in Supplied
in a Browser-Embedded Window', which the USPTO made public earlier this

See the patent application at:
Received on Wednesday, 31 December 2003 09:32:00 UTC

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