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Re: Scope of the patent

From: Jake Robb <jakerobb@mac.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 23:09:12 -0400
To: W3C Public Web Plugins List <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BB8AA598.EA50%jakerobb@mac.com>

That would be nice, but telnet doesn't use hypertext.

-Jake



Reza Roboubi wrote:

> 
> Wouldn't telnet then become a clear prior art?
> 
> Alastair wrote:
>> 
>> Although I have not studied the scope of the patent in detail my
>> understanding under English Law (which is very similar to US Law) is that
>> apps which take over the whole of the browser window would still be covered.
>> The part of the window affected just happens to be 100% of it. By using the
>> term part they have covered everything down from 100%, Although most of the
>> definitions of the word imply that there must be more than one, Websters
>> Dictionary has as one of the definitions of the word "an exact divisor of a
>> quantity",. Mathematically a division of 1 is still a division.
>> 
>> Alastair Mitton
>> OM International
>> +44 (0)20 8840 8788
>> 
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Steve Brimley" <steve.brimley@toplev.com>
>> To: "'W3C: Public Web Plugins List'" <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
>> Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 6:04 PM
>> Subject: Scope of the patent
>> 
>>> 
>>> I took the time to paraphrase and simplify the claim part of the patent
>>> application in question just so that I could understand it myself.
>>> As far as I can see from my reading of the application, the patent only
>>> affects plugins that occupy part and only part of the browser window, the
>>> rest of the window being occupied by the containing html document. Thus
>>> applications like Adobe Acrobat Reader that completely take over the
>> browser
>>> window are not affected.
>>> Does anyone disagree with this?
>>> 
>>> I published the paraphrase on
>>> http://www.toplev.com:8080/Miscellaneous/Patent.htm.
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Steve Brimley
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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