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Microsoft seeks XML-related patents

From: Richard M. Smith <rms@computerbytesman.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 16:31:18 -0500
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Microsoft seeks XML-related patents

Last modified: January 23, 2004, 12:24 PM PST
By David  <mailto:david.becker@cnet.com?subject=FEEDBACK:Microsoft seeks
XML-related patents> Becker 
Staff Writer, CNET News.com

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Microsoft has applied for patents that could prevent competing applications
from reading documents created with the latest version of the software
giant's Office program. 

The company filed similar patent
1&ontId=7343&lop=nl_ex> applications in New Zealand and the European Union
that cover word processing documents stored in the XML (Extensible Markup
Language) format. The proposed patent would cover methods for an application
other than the original word processor to access data in the document. The
U.S. Patent Office had no record of a similar application. 



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