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From: Paul Burchard <burchard@cs.princeton.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 95 16:43:05 -0400
Message-Id: <9508212043.AA04202@cs>
To: www-talk@w3.org
Cc: www-vrml list <www-vrml@wired.com>
Can anyone here advise on the procedure for forwarding  
counterevidence against a pending patent (like Pei's and Simon's  
below) to the right people at the US Patent and Trademark Office?

Pei Wei <pei@gnn.com> writes:
> And for the record, I just want to point out that the
>   ``technology which enabled Web documents to contain
>     fully-interactive "inline" program objects''
> was existing in ViolaWWW and was *released* to the
> public, and in full source code form, even back in 1993...
> Actual conceptualization and existence occured before '93.

Simon Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu> writes:
> In that case, the patent is worthless. Dynamic exchange
> of executable code over the internet for use in rendering
> documents has been addressed many times before. For
> example, a standard for the exchange of such  information
> was discussed at the spring 1992 meeting of the
> implementors working group of NISO sub-committee
> Z39.50 which took place at the Library of Congress in
> Washington.

Paul Burchard	<burchard@cs.princeton.edu>
``I'm still learning how to count backwards from infinity...''
Received on Monday, 21 August 1995 16:43:53 UTC

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