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RE: [Fwd: PATNEWS: Patent abstracts, Eolas workaround, filewrapper estoppel]

From: Richard M. Smith <rms@computerbytesman.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 16:21:35 -0400
To: <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005001c377d9$22231940$550ffea9@rms>

I disagree with the logic of the writer.  The patent really doesn't
specify how the browser associates a MIME type with an external
application.  The browser can do itself or it can make an operating
system call to do it.  Both scenarios I believe are covered by claim #1
of the '906 patent.

Richard

-----Original Message-----
From: public-web-plugins-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-web-plugins-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Altman
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 2:55 PM
To: public-web-plugins@w3.org
Subject: [Fwd: PATNEWS: Patent abstracts, Eolas workaround, filewrapper
estoppel]


Greg has an interesting take on the patent which may provide Microsoft a

huge loophole to avoid future claims.

- Jeff
Received on Wednesday, 10 September 2003 16:21:40 UTC

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