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re: US Patent 5,764,992 as disclosed by Apple Inc.: Method and apparatus for automatic software replacement

From: Dean Barnes <dbarnes4444@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 2009 16:04:24 -0230
Message-ID: <eebf363e0906181134p5954350wb9fd25b2e5d8626b@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-widgets-pag@w3.org
Hello:

After reviewing this Patent, there are a number of examples of Prior Art for
this patent, especially considering the lack of definition for some of the
terms used in both the Abstract and Claims.

Since there unspecific definitions used for such things as APPLICATIONS, and
MACHINE, this patent could then be argued to cover ANY INTERNET APPLICATION
based on any WEB PAGE with scripting. A WEB-BASED APPLICATION would
generally update itself on every load (boot up) without in most cases a user
being aware of the update. SImplistic maybe but based solely on the
information provided in
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=/netahtml/PTO/srchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=5,764,992.PN.&OS=PN/5,764,992&RS=PN/5,764,992,
this patent should be invalidated on this basis alone with easily available
examples of web pages with scripting serving as PRIOR ART.

Regards,
-- 
Dean William Barnes
dbarnes4@hotmail.com
dbarnes4444@yahoo.com
Received on Monday, 22 June 2009 08:56:08 GMT

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