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Gates Seeks Another OO Programming Patent

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Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 01:24:21 -0500
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On Tuesday, the USPTO issued a patent for a 'Method and system for implementing virtual functions 
of an interface' [1]. 

William H. Gates III is the patent's assignee. 

On Thursday, the USPTO disclosed that a continuation of Gates' patent [2] was filed last August, 
the same month that Microsoft went to the W3C asking for support in its battle against the Eolas 
plug-in patent.

[1] http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6,704,924.WKU.&OS=PN/6,704,924&RS=PN/6,704,924

[2] 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=%2220040049765%22.PGNR.&OS=DN/20040049765&RS=DN/20040049765
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