Re: Bogus Patent?

Subject: Re: Bogus Patent?
From: Guy_Murphy@xxxxxxxxxx
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 08:43:48 +0100

If you wanted to turn the ground to sand under the patent in court, ask for
their defination of metadata.

One might hope the matter quickly reduced itself to philosophy, and you
can't patent philosophy. Kind of like patenting formating produced while
experiencing and existential crisis.


xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on 05/10/99 06:41:35 PM

To:   xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
cc:    (bcc: Guy Murphy/UK/MAID)
Subject:  Bogus Patent?

        I solicit comment on whether or not the patent referred to below
(snipped from a recent NEON press release about another patent) could
possibly be valid.
        David vun Kannon
        > Second EAI Patent
        > This is NEON's second broad-reaching patent in the EAI industry.
        > month, NEON acquired VIE Systems, Inc., holder of U.S. patent
        > 5,842,205 for dynamic formatting and the use of metadata to
control the
        > formatter.  NEON now has the patents to two of the most critical
        > components of EAI: rules and formatting.
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