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Re: Microsoft Style Sheet Patent

From: Kevin J. Dyer <kdyer@draper.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 16:42:27 -0500
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-id: <990125164228.ZM17984@triton.draper.com>
> On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Robert Prichard wrote:
>
> Business as usual?:
>
>
>  US5860073: Style sheets for publishing system
>
>   Inventor(s):
>  Ferrel; Patrick J. , Seattle, WA
>  Gertz; Matthew W. , Redmond, WA
>  Meyer; Robert F. , Redmond, WA
>  Millet; Stephen J. , Seattle, WA
>  Schofield; Kevin M. , Bellevue, WA
>  Shewchuk; John P. , Seattle, WA
>  Smith; Walter W. , Seattle, WA
>
> 	Wow. The arrogance of this patent is mind-boggling. Why doesn't
> somebody forward this to the DoJ, or to the judge in charge of the trial,
> with a detailed explanation how intrinsically asisine and untrue this
> patent claim is?
[Snip Ben's std disclaimer]
>
>-- End of excerpt from Ben Trafford

How can they make any claim to enhancing or improving "current"
intellectual property when they barely understood the WWW delivery
mechanism and its importance 4 years ago?

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