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Re: EOLAS ACQUIRES MILESTONE INTERNET SOFTWARE PATENT

From: <solman@mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 17:12:32 EDT
Message-Id: <9508212112.AA03226@ua.MIT.EDU>
To: pitkow@cc.gatech.edu (James Pitkow)
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Based on a quick scan of the EOLAS page, it looks like they have made a
substantial investment into Java-like technology. The emergence of Java
and the ability to use OLE objects over MSN could completely destroy that
investment.

Purchasing the IP claim gives the company an extra look and the chance
to delay investments into competing technologies like Java. Thus,
although they have virtually no chance of geting an enforceable patent
out of this, it may still be a smart investment for them.

Cheers,

Jason W. Solinsky
Received on Monday, 21 August 1995 17:12:44 GMT

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