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RE: Microsoft seeks XML-related patents

From: Richard M. Smith <rms@computerbytesman.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 17:23:23 -0500
To: "'W3C Public Web Plugins List'" <public-web-plugins@w3.org>
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Thanks.

What a novel concept!  Who would have ever guessed that you could represent
a word processing document file as an XML file. ;-)

Richard 

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Cover [mailto:robin@isogen.com] 
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 5:16 PM
To: Richard M. Smith
Cc: W3C Public Web Plugins List
Subject: Re: Microsoft seeks XML-related patents


See:

http://l2.espacenet.com/espacenet/bnsviewer?CY=gb&LG=en&DB=EPD&PN=EP1376387&
ID=EP+++1376387A2+I+

-rcc

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On Fri, 23 Jan 2004, Richard M. Smith wrote:

> http://news.com.com/2100-1013_3-5146581.html?tag=nefd_top
> 
> Microsoft seeks XML-related patents
> 
> Last modified: January 23, 2004, 12:24 PM PST
> By David  <mailto:david.becker@cnet.com?subject=FEEDBACK:Microsoft seeks
> XML-related patents> Becker 
> Staff Writer, CNET News.com
> 
>    <http://news.com.com/2102-1013_3-5146581.html?tag=st_util_print> Print
> story     <http://news.com.com/2113-1013_3-5146581.html?tag=st_util_email>
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> 
> Microsoft has applied for patents that could prevent competing
applications
> from reading documents created with the latest version of the software
> giant's Office program. 
> 
> The company filed similar patent
>
<http://dw.com.com/redir?destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fv3.espacenet.com%2Ftextdoc%3FD
>
B%3DEPODOC%26IDX%3DEP1376387%26QPN%3DEP1376387&siteId=3&oId=2100-1013-514658
> 1&ontId=7343&lop=nl_ex> applications in New Zealand and the European Union
> that cover word processing documents stored in the XML (Extensible Markup
> Language) format. The proposed patent would cover methods for an
application
> other than the original word processor to access data in the document. The
> U.S. Patent Office had no record of a similar application. 
> 
> ....
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